Chuck Grassley on Families & Children
Republican Sr Senator (IA)
Foster adoptions and permanent homes for kids
From his key committee assignments in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Grassley works to strengthen the American family by encouraging work and personal responsibility, and fostering adoptions and permanent homes for kids.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the
Committee on Finance, today said he will act on the findings of a new report to make sure federal programs work well to promote the adoption of special needs children.
"Federal adoption assistance and adoption incentive programs need to work as well
as they possibly can," Grassley said. "They're a means to an important end, and that's permanent homes for children. Today's findings show that these programs are helping, but we have to do more. I'll work to help make these programs 100 percent
effective. It's a no-brainer to protect children's welfare."
Grassley was a lead requester of a report from the Government Accountability Office, which he released today at an event with adopted youth, including an Iowan, Sean Maudlin of Indianola.
Source: Vote-USA.org on 2010 Iowa Senate incumbents
, Nov 28, 2010
Voted NO on killing restrictions on violent videos to minors.
Vote to kill an amendment that would prohibit the distribution of violent video programming to the public during hours when children are reasonably likely to comprise a substantial portion of the audience. Voting YES would kill the amendment proposing the new restrictions. Voting NO would suport the amendment proposing the new restrictions.
; vote number 1999-114
on May 13, 1999
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record.
Grassley scores 100% by the Christian Coalition on family issues
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Our Five-Fold Mission: Our ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization's preferred position.
Source: CC website 03n-CC on Dec 31, 2003
- Represent the pro-family point of view before local councils, school boards, state legislatures, and Congress
- Speak out in the public arena and in the media
- Train leaders for effective social and political action
- Inform pro-family voters about timely issues and legislation
- Protest anti-Christian bigotry and defend the rights of people of faith.
Authored recognition of National Foster Care Month.
Grassley sponsored Recognizing National Foster Care Month
RESOLUTION recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster care system.
Source: H.Res.577/S.Res.442 14_SRes442 on May 13, 2014
- Whereas there are approximately 400,000 children living in foster care;
- Whereas foster care is intended to be a temporary placement, but children remain in the foster care system for an average of 2 years;
- Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
- encourages Congress to implement policy to minimize the number of children entering the foster care system, to improve the lives of children in the foster care system, and to maximize the number of children exiting foster care to the protection of safe, loving, and permanent families;
- acknowledges the unique needs of children in the foster-care system;
- recognizes foster youth throughout the US for their ongoing tenacity, courage, and resilience while facing life
- acknowledges the exceptional alumni of the foster-care system who serve as advocates and role models for youth who remain in care;
- honors the commitment and dedication of the individuals who work tirelessly to provide assistance and services to children in the foster-care system; and
- reaffirms the need to continue working to improve the outcomes of all children in the foster-care system through parts B and E of title IV of the Social Security Act and other programs designed to
- support vulnerable families;
- invest in prevention and reunification services;
- promote guardianship, adoption, and other permanent placement opportunities in cases where reunification is not in the best interests of the child;
- adequately serve those children brought into the foster-care system; and
- facilitate the successful transition into adulthood for children that 'age-out' of the foster-care system.
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