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House Proceeding 04-24-07 on Apr 24th, 2007 :: 0:42:01 to 0:49:14
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Dan Boren

0:40:30 to 0:42:01( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Boren

Dan Boren

0:41:36 to 0:42:01( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Boren: is, will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 1676. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative,

Jim McDermott

0:42:01 to 0:42:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from washington seek recognition recognition?

Jim McDermott

0:42:01 to 0:49:14( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McDermott

Jim McDermott

0:42:10 to 0:42:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: mr. mcdermott: i move the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. res. 299. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 299, resolution

Jim McDermott

0:42:21 to 0:42:35( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: expressing the sense of the house of representatives that congress should increase public awareness of child abuse and neglect and should continue to work with the states to reduce the incidence

Jim McDermott

0:42:35 to 0:42:43( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: of child abuse and neglect through such programs as the child welfare services and promoting safe and stable families programs. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman

Jim McDermott

0:42:43 to 0:42:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: from washington, mr. mcdermott, and the gentleman from illinois, mr. weller, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from washington. mr. mcdermott: madam speaker, i

Jim McDermott

0:42:54 to 0:43:06( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mcdermott: not every child in america is raised in a safe and loving home. most -- more often

Jim McDermott

0:43:06 to 0:43:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: than we realize children become the victims of abuse and neglect from the very people they should be able to trust the most -- their parents. today the income security and family support committee

Jim McDermott

0:43:21 to 0:43:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: that i chair is united behind this resolution to designate april as national child abuse prevention month. democratic representatives john lewis, pete stark, michael mcnulty, kendrick meek, and

Jim McDermott

0:43:32 to 0:43:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: republican representative jerry weller, the subcommittee's ranking member, wally herger and jon porter are co-sponsors of the resolution. our goal in designating april as national child abuse prevention

Jim McDermott

0:43:47 to 0:44:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: month is to increase public awearness -- awareness of the serious threat that child maltreatment imposes on children and encourage americans to break the cycle of violence. 2005 is the most recent

Jim McDermott

0:44:04 to 0:44:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: year for which data is available from the department of health and human services. 900,000 children were victims of substaniated cases of abuse and neglect. nearly 1,500 children, mostly under

Jim McDermott

0:44:18 to 0:44:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the age of 4, died as a result. another half a million children could not live safely with their parnse and were removed from the home. child abuse and neglect has a devastating impact on the

Jim McDermott

0:44:33 to 0:44:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: life of a child that goes beyond the immediate physical and emotional pain that is inflicted on them. children who suffer from maltreatment are at greater risk of developmental delays

Jim McDermott

0:44:47 to 0:44:59( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: and behavioral problems that could last a lifetime. child maltreatment can delay or disrupt the normal cognitive development process which in turn impacts academic achievement. . children who are

Jim McDermott

0:44:59 to 0:45:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: victims of abuse and neglect tend to have lower math scores and english grades. they repeat grades more frequently than other children. we know that poor academic skills can lead to a child

0:45:13 to 0:45:26( Edit History Discussion )

dropping out of school, continuing in a cycle negative consequence that is can last a lifetime. a history of child abuse and neglect can also disrupt the development of skills that children use

Jim McDermott

0:45:26 to 0:45:38( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: to interact with each other, such as problem solving and communication. these skills are critical in stopping the development of other serious behavior problems, even among seriously troubled youth.

Jim McDermott

0:45:38 to 0:45:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: moreover, victims of child abuse and neglect tend to have greater levels of depression compared to other children. these children are also more likely to suffer from mental illness, experience

Jim McDermott

0:45:53 to 0:46:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: problems with drugs, and are more likely to become teenage parents. not every child who has suffered from abuse and neglect will experience poor outcomes. many maltreated children will preservere against

Jim McDermott

0:46:08 to 0:46:30( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the odds and find the ability to cope and even to thrive. they could develop and maintain a personal characteristic that will make them more rell sill yent than others. -- resilient than others.

Jim McDermott

0:46:30 to 0:46:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: of course, this depends on them finding a place that is loving. these amazing kids deserve to be recognized and celebrated for their remarkable ability to preservere over the most difficult

Jim McDermott

0:46:39 to 0:46:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: circumstances and for setting examples to other children. in recognition of the fact that too many of our nation's children will become the victims of violence at the hands of their parents

Jim McDermott

0:46:55 to 0:47:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: and many others are at risk of such abuse. congress has expressed the commitment over the last several decades to stop child abuse and neglect. in 1935, congress established the child welfare services

Jim McDermott

0:47:09 to 0:47:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: program to provide federal funding for a variety of services for states to use to protect children who are at risk of abuse and neglect and who assist those who have been victimized.

Jim McDermott

0:47:22 to 0:47:38( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: in 1993, congress took another step to protect children when it created the promoting safe and stable families program. this program is the largest source of federal funding to stop child abuse

Jim McDermott

0:47:38 to 0:47:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: and neglect before it starts and to support vulnerable families who are at risk into falling into crisis. last fall we re-authorized promoting safe and stable families on a bipartisan basis, and

Jim McDermott

0:47:49 to 0:48:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: we made a number of key improvements. for instance, new funding will allow us to respond to the growing methamphetamine problem that threatens the safety of many of our children in communities

Jim McDermott

0:48:03 to 0:48:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: across america. we provided states with additional resources to attract, train and retain caseworkers. we required states to have caseworkers visit children in foster care once a month to make

Jim McDermott

0:48:15 to 0:48:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: sure they are getting the proper care. and we increased funding that is available to the native american community as well. these are only modest steps that will strengthen our ability to prevent

Jim McDermott

0:48:28 to 0:48:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the incidents of child abuse and support vulnerable families. certainly more can be done, but these programs express the commitment of congress to protect abused and neglected children. in recognition

Jim McDermott

0:48:41 to 0:48:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: of child abuse prevention month, i urge my colleagues to join me in increasing public awarnse of the threat to innocent -- awareness of the threat to innocent children and promote public policies

Jim McDermott

0:48:53 to 0:49:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: that are designed to prevent child abuse and to safeguard our most vulnerable children. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized.

Jim McDermott

0:49:02 to 0:49:14( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: >> thank you, madam speaker. before yielding myself as much time as i may consume, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five five legislative days in which to revise and extend their

Jerry Weller

0:49:14 to 0:49:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Weller: remarks and to include extraneous material on the subject of the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. we willer: thank you, madam speaker. i rise -- mr. weller:

Jerry Weller

0:49:14 to 0:54:58( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jerry Weller

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