Bill Tracker

Our Bill Tracker enables you to browse key legislation aimed at improving the lives of America's children. To search for a particular House or Senate Bill, enter the bill number, title, or description.

Family Economic Success Act (S.10)

Seeks to articulate and alleviate issues affecting women, working parents and families through: pay equity for women, flexible work environments, paid family and medical leave, paid sick days, and by strengthening the access, associated costs and quality of child care...

Child Support Protection Act (S.195)

Revises part D of title IV of the Social Security Act to once again allow for federal matching of state child support spending/incentive payments...

Foundations for Success Act of 2011 (S.294)

Focused on improving access to and standards for early care and education for children between the ages of six weeks until they reach kindergarten; through the creation of statewide early learning standards, evidence-based teaching, evaluation methods for early care and education systems, and by partnering with community organizations and child health and family support services...

Diploma Act (S.426)

States are awarded with five-year grants to increase graduation rates through the development of a comprehensive engagement strategy that integrates several community services and partnerships to help address the needs of children and youth, demonstrate quantifiable progress, and prepare young people for citizenship, post-secondary education and 21 century careers...

Strengthen the Earned Income Tax Credit Act of 2011 (S.467)

To enhance the earned income tax credit, this bill would amend the Internal Revenue Code and include updates to the penalties and tax credits made available to specified individuals and families...

Successful, Safe and Healthy Schools Act of 2011 (S.919)

Awards states with grants to ensure students are successful, safe, and healthy by establishing measures to evaluate school conditions and to determine if a school’s environment is conducive to learning, supports physical activity and mental health, and restricts and thwarts issues of violence, harassment and substance abuse...

LEARN Act (S.929)

Through grants, states have an opportunity to create a comprehensive literacy program and improve the awareness and legitimacy of current literacy efforts, early literacy initiatives and early childhood education programs for children from birth through grade 12, with a specific focus to help students who are reading and writing below grade level...

Reconnecting Youth to Prevent Homelessness Act (S.961)

Intended to provide measures for children and youth who are at risk of becoming, or are homeless by establishing ways to help families (with children that could become homeless) and unaccompanied youth obtain work opportunities, permanent housing and earn income...

State Child Welfare Innovation Act (S.1013)

Allows states to perform child welfare demonstration projects (primarily focused on child and family services and foster care and adoption assistance), enacts child welfare improvement policies, and improves the criteria, application process and follow-up evaluations for child welfare demonstration projects to discover best practices and strategies in the child welfare field...

Secondary School Re-entry Act of 2011 (S.1019)

Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to assist with the establishment and implementation of school reentry programs for dropouts, neglected, delinquent, and at-risk youth, so that they may have access to a quality education and obtain assistance from various outreach and support services...