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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

USDE Resources on ESEA Flex Waivers

The US DOE has developed a set of materials that provide an overview of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility process, also known as ESEA waivers, by which 34 states (including NJ) and DC have applied for and received flexibility on certain provisions of ESEA.  These materials, a brochure and five companion fact sheets, try to explain the rationale and intent of ESEA flexibility, as well as address key components and highlight plan elements for a number of states approved for flexibility. The brochure and fact sheets can be found on the Department's updated ESEA

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