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14_HRes577 on May 8, 2014

Bill Sponsorship: Recognizing National Foster Care Month
Source: H.Res.577/S.Res.442
RESOLUTION recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster care system.
  • Whereas there are approximately 400,000 children living in foster care;
  • Whereas foster care is intended to be a temporary placement, but children remain in the foster care system for an average of 2 years;
  • Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
  • encourages Congress to implement policy to minimize the number of children entering the foster care system, to improve the lives of children in the foster care system, and to maximize the number of children exiting foster care to the protection of safe, loving, and permanent families;
  • acknowledges the unique needs of children in the foster-care system;
  • recognizes foster youth throughout the US for their ongoing tenacity, courage, and resilience while facing life challenges;
  • acknowledges the exceptional alumni of the foster-care system who serve as advocates and role models for youth who remain in care;
  • honors the commitment and dedication of the individuals who work tirelessly to provide assistance and services to children in the foster-care system; and
  • reaffirms the need to continue working to improve the outcomes of all children in the foster-care system through parts B and E of title IV of the Social Security Act and other programs designed to
    • support vulnerable families;
    • invest in prevention and reunification services;
    • promote guardianship, adoption, and other permanent placement opportunities in cases where reunification is not in the best interests of the child;
    • adequately serve those children brought into the foster-care system; and
    • facilitate the successful transition into adulthood for children that 'age-out' of the foster-care system.

Also see related Senate bill, S.Res.442

Updated with H.Res.314 - Recognizing National Foster Care Month (115th Congress, 2017-2018)


  • Topic: Families & Children
  • Headline: Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month
  • Headline 2: Authored recognition of National Foster Care Month

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 14_HRes577

Alma Adams s1oNorth Carolina Democratic House MemberMay 4, 2017
Nanette Barragan s1oCalifornia DemocratMay 4, 2017
John Barrow s1sGA Democratic Senate candidateMay 15, 2014
Karen Bass s2pCalifornia Democrat 
Joyce Beatty s1oOhio DemocratMay 4, 2017
Sanford Bishop s1sGeorgia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Suzanne Bonamici s1sOregon DemocratMay 8, 2014
Bruce Braley s1sIA Democratic ChallengerMay 8, 2014
Anthony Brown s1oMaryland DemocratMay 4, 2017
Corrine Brown s1sFlorida DemocratMay 8, 2014
Julia Brownley s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Cheri Bustos s1sIllinois DemocratMay 8, 2014
G.K. Butterfield s1oNorth Carolina DemocratMay 4, 2017
Lois Capps s1sCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)May 8, 2014
Tony Cardenas s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Andre Carson s1sIndiana DemocratMay 8, 2014
Matt Cartwright s1oPennsylvania DemocratMay 4, 2017
Kathy Castor s1oFlorida DemocratMay 4, 2017
Joaquin Castro s1oTexas DemocratMay 4, 2017
Judy Chu s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 8, 2014
David Cicilline s1sRhode Island DemocratMay 8, 2014
Katherine Clark s1oMassachusetts DemocratMay 4, 2017
Yvette Clarke s1sNew York DemocratMay 8, 2014
William Lacy Clay s1sMissouri DemocratMay 8, 2014
Emmanuel Cleaver s1sMissouri DemocratMay 8, 2014
James Clyburn s1oSouth Carolina DemocratMay 4, 2017
Steve Cohen s1oTennessee DemocratMay 4, 2017
Bonnie Watson Coleman s1oNew Jersey Democratic House MemberMay 4, 2017
John Conyers s1sMichigan DemocratMay 8, 2014
Jim Cooper s1sTennessee DemocratMay 8, 2014
Lou Correa s1oCalifornia DemocratMay 4, 2017
Joe Courtney s1sConnecticut DemocratMay 20, 2014
Charlie Crist s1oFL Democratic Governor ChallengerMay 23, 2017
Joseph Crowley s1oNew York DemocratMay 4, 2017
Elijah Cummings s1sMaryland DemocratMay 8, 2014
Danny Davis s1sIllinois DemocratMay 8, 2014
Susan Davis s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Peter Defazio s1sOregon DemocratMay 8, 2014
Diana DeGette s1sColorado DemocratMay 8, 2014
Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut DemocratMay 8, 2014
Suzan DelBene s1sWashington DemocratMay 9, 2014
Val Demings s1oFlorida DemocratMay 4, 2017
Mark DeSaulnier s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberMay 4, 2017
Ted Deutch s1sFlorida DemocratMay 8, 2014
Debbie Dingell s1oMichigan Democratic House MemberMay 4, 2017
Lloyd Doggett s1sTexas DemocratMay 8, 2014
Donna Edwards s1sMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)May 8, 2014
Keith Ellison s1sMinnesota DemocratMay 8, 2014
Anna Eshoo s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 20, 2014
Adriano Espaillat s1oNew York DemocratMay 4, 2017
Dwight Evans s1oPennsylvania DemocratMay 4, 2017
Lois Frankel s1sFlorida DemocratMay 8, 2014
Marcia Fudge s1sOhio DemocratMay 8, 2014
Ruben Gallego s1oArizona Democratic House MemberMay 4, 2017
John Garamendi s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 20, 2014
Al Green s1sTexas DemocratMay 8, 2014
Gene Green s1sTexas DemocratMay 9, 2014
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona DemocratMay 8, 2014
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois DemocratMay 4, 2017
Janice Hahn s1sCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)May 8, 2014
Colleen Hanabusa s1oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2014)May 4, 2017
Alcee Hastings s1sFlorida DemocratMay 8, 2014
Denny Heck s1sWashington DemocratMay 8, 2014
Brian Higgins s1oNew York DemocratMay 4, 2017
Jim Himes s1sConnecticut DemocratMay 8, 2014
Rush Holt s1sNew Jersey Democrat (retiring 2014)May 8, 2014
Mike Honda s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Jared Huffman s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 20, 2014
Sheila Jackson Lee s1sTexas DemocratMay 8, 2014
Pramila Jayapal s1oWashington DemocratMay 4, 2017
Hakeem Jeffries s1sNew York DemocratMay 8, 2014
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1sTexas DemocratMay 8, 2014
Hank Johnson s1sGeorgia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio DemocratMay 4, 2017
Bill Keating s1sMassachusetts DemocratMay 8, 2014
Robin Kelly s1sIllinois DemocratMay 8, 2014
Dan Kildee s1sMichigan DemocratMay 8, 2014
Derek Kilmer s1sWashington DemocratMay 8, 2014
Ron Kind s1sWI Former Democratic challenger (2012)May 20, 2014
Annie Kuster s1sNew Hampshire DemocratMay 8, 2014
James Langevin s1sRhode Island DemocratMay 8, 2014
Brenda Lawrence s1oMichigan Democratic House MemberMay 4, 2017
Al Lawson s1oFlorida DemocratMay 4, 2017
Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Sander Levin s1sMichigan DemocratMay 15, 2014
John Lewis s1sGeorgia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Ted Lieu s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberMay 4, 2017
David Loebsack s1oIowa DemocratMay 4, 2017
Zoe Lofgren s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 13, 2014
Alan Lowenthal s1oCalifornia DemocratMay 4, 2017
Nita Lowey s1oNew York DemocratMay 4, 2017
Michelle Lujan-Grisham s1sNM DemocratMay 8, 2014
Sean Maloney s1sNew York DemocratMay 8, 2014
Jim Matheson s1sUtah Democrat (retiring 2014)May 8, 2014
Doris Matsui s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota DemocratMay 4, 2017
Jim McDermott s1sWashington DemocratMay 8, 2014
Donald McEachin s1oVirginia DemocratMay 4, 2017
Jim McGovern s1sMassachusetts DemocratMay 8, 2014
Jerry McNerney s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Gregory Meeks s1oNew York Dem./Working-FamiliesMay 4, 2017
George Miller s1sCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014)May 20, 2014
Patrick Murphy s1sFL Democratic Senate candidateMay 8, 2014
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesMay 4, 2017
Rick Nolan s1sMinnesota DemocratMay 20, 2014
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1sDistrict of Columbia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Beto O`Rourke s1sTexas DemocratMay 8, 2014
Frank Pallone s1sNew Jersey DemocratMay 8, 2014
Donald Payne s1sNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012)May 8, 2014
Scott Peters s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Collin Peterson s1sMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/LaborMay 8, 2014
Pedro Pierluisi s1sPuerto Rico DemocratMay 8, 2014
Mark Pocan s1sWisconsin DemocratMay 8, 2014
Jared Polis s1oCO Democratic candidate for Colorado GovernorMay 4, 2017
David Eugene Price s1sNorth Carolina DemocratMay 8, 2014
Jamie Raskin s1oMaryland DemocratMay 4, 2017
Cedric Richmond s1sLouisiana DemocratMay 8, 2014
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Raul Ruiz s1oCalifornia DemocratDec 11, 2017
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois DemocratMay 4, 2017
Tim Ryan s1oOhio DemocratMay 4, 2017
Linda Sanchez s1oCalifornia DemocratMay 4, 2017
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois DemocratMay 4, 2017
Adam Schiff s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Bobby Scott s1sVirginia DemocratMay 8, 2014
David Scott s1sGeorgia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Jose Serrano s1sNew York Democrat/LiberalMay 20, 2014
Terri Sewell s1sAlabama DemocratMay 8, 2014
Carol Shea-Porter s1sNew Hampshire DemocratMay 8, 2014
Albio Sires s1sNew Jersey DemocratMay 8, 2014
Louise Slaughter s1oNew York DemocratMay 4, 2017
Jackie Speier s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Mark Takano s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Bennie Thompson s1sMississippi DemocratMay 8, 2014
Mike Thompson s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Dina Titus s1sNevada DemocratMay 8, 2014
Paul Tonko s1oNew York DemocratMay 4, 2017
Norma Torres s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberMay 4, 2017
Niki Tsongas s1sMassachusetts DemocratMay 8, 2014
Juan Vargas s1sCalifornia DemocratMay 8, 2014
Marc Veasey s1sTexas DemocratMay 8, 2014
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1oFlorida DemocratMay 4, 2017
Henry Waxman s1sCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014)May 8, 2014
Peter Welch s1sVermont DemocratMay 8, 2014
Frederica Wilson s1sFlorida DemocratMay 8, 2014
John Yarmuth s1sKentucky DemocratMay 8, 2014



Republicans participating in 14_HRes577

Robert Aderholt s1sAlabama RepublicanMay 9, 2014
Michele Bachmann s1sMinnesota Republican (retiring 2014)May 8, 2014
Don Bacon s1oNebraska RepublicanMay 4, 2017
Jim Banks s1oIndiana RepublicanMay 4, 2017
Lou Barletta s1sPA Former Republican candidate for Pennsylvania GovernorMay 8, 2014
Kerry Bentivolio s1sMichigan RepublicanMay 8, 2014
Diane Black s1sTennessee RepublicanMay 15, 2014
Rod Blum s1oIowa Republican House MemberMay 4, 2017
Paul Cook s1sCalifornia RepublicanMay 8, 2014
Kevin Cramer s1sND Republican candidate for North Dakota U.S. SenatorMay 8, 2014
Carlos Curbelo s1oFlorida Republican House MemberMay 4, 2017
Jeff Denham s1oCalifornia RepublicanMay 4, 2017
Tom Emmer s1oMinnesota Republican House MemberMay 4, 2017
Trent Franks s1sArizona RepublicanMay 8, 2014
Kay Granger s1oTexas RepublicanMay 4, 2017
Vicky Hartzler s1sMissouri RepublicanMay 8, 2014
French Hill s1oArkansas Republican House MemberMay 4, 2017
Mike Kelly s1oPennsylvania RepublicanMay 4, 2017
Doug Lamborn s1oColorado RepublicanMay 4, 2017
Tom Latham s1sIowa Republican (retiring 2014)May 8, 2014
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1oMissouri RepublicanMay 4, 2017
Tom Marino s1sPennsylvania RepublicanMay 8, 2014
Luke Messer s1sIN Republican candidate for Indiana U.S. SenatorMay 8, 2014
Paul Mitchell s1oMichigan RepublicanMay 4, 2017
Markwayne Mullin s1oOklahoma RepublicanMay 4, 2017
Alan Nunnelee s1sMississippi Republican (deceased 2015)May 8, 2014
Tom Reed s1oNew York RepublicanMay 4, 2017
Dave Reichert s1sWashington Republican (Governor run 2012)May 8, 2014
Steve Stivers s1oOhio RepublicanMay 4, 2017
Steve Stockman s1sTexas Republican (Senate run 2014)May 8, 2014
Scott Taylor s1oVirginia RepublicanMay 4, 2017
Glenn Thompson s1oPennsylvania RepublicanMay 4, 2017
Scott Tipton s1oColorado RepublicanMay 4, 2017



Independents participating in 14_HRes577

Donna Christensen s1sVirgin Islands Governor candidate 2014May 8, 2014



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 146
Republicans: 33
Independents: 1


















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