Press Releases

Dec 28, 2012

Marino, Bass Denounce Russian Ban on U.S. Adoptions

U.S. Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) issued the following statement with colleague U.S. Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to sign into law legislation that will ban American adoptions of Russian children.

Jun 1, 2012

Caucus Introduces Bipartisan Bill, Participates in Inaugural Congressional Shadow Day on Capitol Hill

The bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth held its first-ever “Shadow Day on Capitol Hill” where Members of Congress hosted current and emancipated foster youth from across the nation in Washington in an effort to help them understand the inner workings of the House of Representatives, learn about the legislative initiatives related to foster care, and share their stories with policy makers.

May 2, 2012

Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Co-Chairs Recognize 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.) and Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) made the following statement recognizing May as National Foster Care Month.

Mar 31, 2012

Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Members Visit Broward, Miami-Dade Counties for Second Stop on Nationwide Listening and Learning Tour

Today, the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth held the second stop of its nationwide listening and learning tour in Broward and Miami-Dade counties to gain a better understanding of Florida’s state and local child welfare system. Hosted by U.S. Reps. Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla.) and Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), Caucus co-chair U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) was invited by the Members to learn first-hand how Florida’s system may provide ideas for potential positive federal policy modifications in order to improve outcomes for children in the system.

Feb 28, 2012

U.S. Reps. Karen Bass, Jim McDermott, Michele Bachmann, Tom Marino Announce Bi-partisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth

On the heels of its inaugural Listening Tour stop in Los Angeles, the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Co-Chairs, composed of U.S. Reps. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Tom Marino (R-Penn.), Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) and Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) announced the newly created entity to the public and its plan to examine several legislative proposals including the proposed over-prescribing of psychotropic medications to youth in the foster care system.

Feb 26, 2012

U.S. Reps. Karen Bass, Tom Marino & Members of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Hold Inaugural Listening and Learning Tour

In an effort to address many of the ongoing issues foster youth face, the co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth launched a national listening tour in Los Angeles this week.

Oct 20, 2011

Caucus Applauds Enactment of Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act

President Barack Obama signs Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act with guests in the Oval Office, Sept. 30, 2011.

May 20, 2011

Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Launches New Website

We are proud to announce our new website.

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