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    Health, Education, Labor and Pensions: Children and Families

    Hearings to examine paid family leave, focusing on the benefits for businesses and working families. 

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    Child Trafficking

    The Children and Families Subcommittee of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions convened a hearing to learn more about child trafficking issues facing states. A Health and Human…

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    Health, Education, Labor and Pensions: Children and Families

    Hearings to examine the challenges of prevention and identification in child trafficking and private re-homing.

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    Newborn Health Screening Systems

    Witnesses testified on the reauthorization of the Newborn Screen Saves Lives Act. The law gives grants to states to screen newborn babies for health conditions.

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    Child Abuse Issues

    Witnesses testified at a Senate hearing on existing child abuse laws and ways to improve reporting requirements. Witnesses talked about personal stories of abuse, the emotional damage…

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    Challenges Facing Military Families

    Witnesses testified before the committee about the situation facing military families during the War in Iraq. They discussed state-level strategies for alleviating the burden on…

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    Birth Defects

    Witnesses testified about the detection and prevention of birth defects. Among the topics they addressed were advances made in the medical field in the area of birth defects, the use…

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    Newborn Health Screening

    Witnesses testified about wide disparities from state to state in screening for genetic and metabolic disorders in newborn children. Among the issues they addressed were the value of…

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    Teen and Young-Adult Suicide

    Witnesses testified about the problem of teen and young-adult suicide in America, prevention programs, and other possible solutions to the problem.

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    Community Services Grant Reauthorization

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from officials from community services programs in New York and California regarding legislation that would reauthorize block grants for community…

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