The fourth annual Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day brought more than 60 foster youth alumni from across the country to Capitol Hill for a day of shadowing members of Congress. They got a behind-the-scenes look at the House of Representatives and the opportunity to share their experiences in the child welfare system as a way to influence policy around foster care.
Today, Rep. Tom Rooney (FL-17) spoke on the House Floor in recognition of National Foster Care Month.
Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Co-Chairs Introduce Resolution Recognizing May as National Foster Care Month
Co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, U.S. Reps. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Tom Marino (R-Penn.), Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) joined 119 bipartisan co-sponsors in introducing H. Res. 251 recognizing May as National Foster Care Month and encouraging Congress to implement policies to improve the lives of children in the foster care system.
Foster Youth Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Bass spoke on the House Floor in recognition of the 2015 National Foster Care Month.