House Passes Walberg-Backed Bill to Combat Child Abuse and Neglect
Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, the House unanimously passed the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Stronger CAPTA), bipartisan legislation Congressman Tim Walberg co-sponsored and helped advance through the Education and the Labor Committee. H.R. 2480 will modernize and strengthen the original CAPTA law to better equip states with the necessary resources to develop evidenced-based programs aimed at prevention, assessment, and treatment.
“Every young person deserves the opportunity to enjoy their childhood in a safe and secure environment,” said Walberg. “In recent years, we have seen a heartbreaking rise in instances of child maltreatment, particularly as communities come to grips with the opioid crisis and its devastating impacts. This bipartisan child welfare legislation will make a real difference in helping vulnerable kids receive the care and protection they need.”
Congressman Walberg serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. For more information on Walberg's work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov.