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H.R. 7947 (116th): Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act

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To provide additional temporary supports and flexibilities for older foster youth, grandparents, and other kinship families, home visiting for pregnant and parenting families, and other child welfare services, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sponsor and status

Danny Davis

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Aug 7, 2020
Length: 22 pages
Aug 7, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 133: H.R. 133: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 [Including Coronavirus Stimulus & Relief]
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 27, 2020. (compare text)

55 Cosponsors (30 Democrats, 25 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

chairman Davis and ranking member walorski applaud the inclusion of foster youth grants in omnibus relief bill
    — Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7] (Sponsor) on Dec 21, 2020

Rep. LaHood Supports COVID-19 Relief Bill
    — Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 21, 2020

Schweikert Joins Bipartisan Bill to Provide Support for Foster Youth and Child Welfare Services During COVID-19
    — Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 14, 2020

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Aug 7, 2020

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H.R. 7947 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 7947. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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