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H.R. 4983: Caring Homes and Improved Lives for Dependents (CHILD) Act

To amend part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to require States to provide for the placement of a foster child in a cottage home, and to make a child so placed eligible for foster care maintenance payments.

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Sponsor and status

Mark Meadows

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 11th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2018
Length: 4 pages

Feb 8, 2018


Introduced on Feb 8, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 8, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


5% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Feb 8, 2018

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Passed House (Senate next)

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 4983 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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