On August 15, Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tom Carper (D-DE), Chair and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, issued a staff report, Oversight of the Care of Unaccompanied Alien Children. The administration responded with strong objections to the report. See Senate Investigation: Government Fails to Keep Tabs on Unaccompanied Migrant Kids after They Leave Its Care (Washington Post, 8/16/8). The subcommittee held a hearing about the topic on August 16, with witnesses from the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services. A video of the hearing and witness testimony can be found on the committee website.

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With families at the center of health care, all children and youth reach their full potential and health disparities are eliminated.

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Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

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