Family Voices is a national family-led organization of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and disabilities. We connect a network of family organizations across the United States that provide support to families of CYSHCN.
We promote partnership with families at all levels of health care–individual and policy decision-making levels—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.
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Family Voices News
The search for a speaker of the House continues. In the interim, Congress appears to be going about their business- to an extent. Remember that the budget approval is looming (11/17/23 deadline) and until a Speaker is elected, a vote on the appropriations bill- or any...
Both the Senate and House are in session this week… sort of. The House has been unable to elect a Speaker so much of their business is on hold. Read the full newsletter here
Legislative UpdateShutdown was averted, but leadership of the House is not clear. Republican leaders of the House hope to vote a new Speaker of the House by the end of the week. For now, Representative McHenry (R. NC) is the “speaker pro tem.” This is temporary and he...
Congress avoided a government shutdown last Saturday by passing a temporary 45-day continuing resolution until November 17, 2023. Congress Launches MCO Investigation: House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Senate Finance...
All eyes, ears, and efforts in both chambers of Congress will be focused on the federal budget. It expires on 9/30/23- and agreement to pass appropriation bills and/or a temporary continuing resolution appear nowhere in sight. Read the full newsletter here