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H.R. 5661: Continued State Flexibility To Assist Older Foster Youth Act

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To extend flexible use of John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program funding to address pandemic-related challenges for older foster youth.

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Sponsor and status

Danny Davis

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

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Last Updated: Oct 28, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Oct 21, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Oct 27, 2021

This bill passed in the House on October 27, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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7 Cosponsors (4 Republicans, 3 Democrats)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Statement of Congressman Danny K. Davis In Support of H.R. 5661, Continued State Flexibility to Assist Older Foster Youth Act
    — Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7] (Sponsor) on Oct 27, 2021

U.S. Rep. Lawrence Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Provide Emergency Relief to Older Foster Youth
    — Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 27, 2021

the daily leader: wednesday, october 27, 2021
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Oct 26, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 5661 will be negligible.


Oct 21, 2021

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Oct 21, 2021
Text Published

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Oct 27, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 5661 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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