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Senators Hatch & Wyden Reach Agreement to Extend State Children's Health Insurance Program for 5 Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 12, 2017

    CONTACT:  Katie Niederee (Hatch): 202-224-4515

Taylor Harvey (Wyden): 202-224-4515

 

 

Hatch, Wyden Push to Extend CHIP Funding, Provide Additional Protections

Senate Finance Committee Chairman and Ranking Member Propose Five-Year Funding Extension

 

WASHINGTON — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today announced an agreement to ensure stability for vulnerable children by extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years.

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NJ Family Voices Coordinator Featured in National Campaign for Paid Family Leave!

Check out NJ Family Voices Coordinator Lauren Agoratus' story on how NJ paid family leave helped her family during their daughter's multiple health crises on the National Arc website at http://www.thearc.org/paidleave, on their You Tube channel (Paid Leave and Disability: One Family's Story) at https://www.youtube.com/user/thearcoftheus, on their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/thearcus/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel, and on their Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/TheArcUS

NJ Advocates To Secretary Duncan: NJ’s NCLB Waiver Will Harm Schools Serving Our Neediest Children

Trenton, NJ –  Dozens of New Jersey parent advocacy groups, researchers, civil rights and social justice organizations, organized labor, community activists and elected officialstoday urged Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to examine the disparate racial and economic impacts of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver granted to the state by the U.S. Education Department last spring. 

The request came in the form of a letter to Secretary Duncan outlining the signers’ concerns with the punitive accountability system put in place by the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) as a result of the

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