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H.R. 2847: Improving Services for Older Youth in Foster Care Act

Jun 20, 2017 at 6:51 p.m. ET. On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2847 (115th) in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

H.R. 2847 improves support for the transition to adulthood by updating the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program to allow states the option of continuing to assist older former foster youth up to age 23, including providing education and training vouchers.

Source: Republican Policy Committee


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Yea 91%
Nay 2%
Not Voting 7%

Passed. 2/3 Required. Source:

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