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House Proceeding 04-29-09 on Apr 29th, 2009 :: 0:02:40 to 0:05:55
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Jim McDermott

0:02:21 to 0:02:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: adoption incentive payments for fiscal year 2008 in accordance with the fostering connections to success and increasing adoptions act of twrate -- 2008. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentlen from washington, mr. mcdermott, and the gentleman from georgia, mr. linder, will each control 20 minutes. gentleman from washington. mr. mcdermott: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may

Jim McDermott

0:02:40 to 0:05:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Jim McDermott

0:02:43 to 0:03:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: consume. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on this bill under consideratio the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mcdermott: mr. speaker, -- the speaker pro tempore: the house is not in order.

Jim McDermott

0:03:04 to 0:03:24( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: will members please take their conversations off the floor. the gentleman from washington may proceed. mr. mcdermott: mr. speaker, last fall congress passed bipartisan legislation that provided broad improvements to our nation's child welfare system. the legislation, the fostering

Jim McDermott

0:03:25 to 0:03:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: connections to success and increasing adoptions act, won unanimous approval in both the house and senate last fall and was signed into law a short time later. the landmark legislation represented the most significant reform in the child welfare system in over a decade. among the provisions of the fostering connection to success

Jim McDermott

0:03:47 to 0:04:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: and increasing adoption acts was the re-authorization and improvement of the adoption incentive program. to encourage and reward states for increasing the number of children who are able to leave the public foster care system for a safe, permanent and loving adopted home, congress

Jim McDermott

0:04:08 to 0:04:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: established the adoption incentive program in 1997 as part of the adoption and safe families act. the adoption incentive program provides states with financial incentives for increasing above a certain specific baseline, the number of adoptive families for children in foster care, particularly those with

Jim McDermott

0:04:29 to 0:04:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: disabilities or other special needs or for older . the bill under consideration will ensure that the improvements made to the adoption incentives program last

Jim McDermott

0:04:51 to 0:05:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: fall are implemented as congress intended. the bipartisan bill eliminates a restriction that was inadvertently placed in the adoption incentive program by the omnibus appropriation act of 2009. the omnibus appropriation act included a provision that required the department of health and human services or

Jim McDermott

0:05:14 to 0:05:34( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: h.s. payments awarded for fiscal year in 2008 in the same manner as they were awarded in the previous years. the provisn was prior to the changes being made to the program the bill before us eliminates

Jim McDermott

0:05:35 to 0:05:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the provision included in the omnibus appropriation act allowing h.h.s. to base upcoming award payments on the new criteria established last fall, bipartisan welfare legislation. removing the inadvertent provision will ensure that newly authorized -- newly

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