Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Joint Council Update - Senate Hearings on Children in Adversity

Last week Senator Mary Landrieu chaired the Senate Subcommittee on the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs’ unprecedented hearing on U.S. Foreign Assistance for Children in Adversity.   While our participation was limited as the hearing was held the same day as our Symposium, many of our colleagues with whom we have been working on the U.S. Action Plan for Children in Adversity testified and were present for the hearing.

The hearings were live streamed and are now available as a webcast.  Due to the length of the hearings we have broken down the various testimonies and questioning so that you can view all of the hearing or specific witnesses.  The entire hearing is well worth watching but recognizing everyone’s time constraints we have highlighted just a few sections that we feel you would find particularly interesting and relevant.

We extend our thanks to Senators Leahy and Landrieu for convening this unprecedented hearing and for bringing the needs of children living without family care to the attention of Congress.

Best Wishes,

Tom DiFilipo
Senate Hearing on U.S. Foreign Assistance for Children in Adversity

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