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H.R. 3852: Create Accountable Respectful Environments (CARE) for Children Act

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To amend part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to address or assist in resolving the shortage of appropriate foster homes for children, to develop resources to keep sibling groups together, and to provide for a system of checks and balances to ensure a child's ongoing safety and well-being, by providing for the placement of a foster child in cottage family homes and making a child so placed eligible for foster care maintenance payments.

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Neal Dunn

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 6, 2023
Length: 6 pages
Jun 6, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Jun 6, 2023

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15 Cosponsors (11 Republicans, 4 Democrats)

3% chance of being enacted (details)

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Congressman Dunn Fights for the Health and Safety of Children in Foster Care
    — Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2] (Sponsor) on Jun 14, 2023

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Jun 6, 2023

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