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STATEMENT: Katie Hamm on the House Vote to Extend Home Visiting Programs

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Contact: Katie Peters
Phone: 202.741.6285
Email: kpeters@americanprogress.org

Washington, D.C. – Today, Katie Hamm, Director of Early Childhood Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following reaction to the U.S. House of Representatives voting to extend the voluntary home-visiting program:

Today’s bipartisan House vote will ensure that vulnerable families continue to receive family support and parent coaching programs in their communities. These programs are critical to ensuring that new parents who decide to participate in the program have information on child development and access to needed social services. This vote is also a huge win for taxpayers because home-visiting programs have been rigorously evaluated and shown to save money in the long run through reduced health care costs, less need for remedial education, and increased self-sufficiency. I am hopeful that on Monday, the Senate will act quickly to pass the House bill and extend this important program.

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