The U.S House of Representatives passed H.R. 8876, The Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act of 2022 with overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill passed on a vote of 390-26. Colorado Representatives voting in favor of the bill were: Representative Lauren Boebert, Representative Jason Crow, Representative Diana DeGette, Representative Joe Neguse and Representative Ed Perlmutter.
The bill would double the potential federal contribution to home visiting over the next five years.
It would also:
- Allow for virtual visits as a model enhancement to help reach more families, particularly in rural areas;
- Invest resources in retaining and supporting the home visiting workforce;
- Double investment in the “tribal set-aside” and provide a $124 million increase in tribal funding over 5 years; and
- Reduce paperwork