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12-HRes809 on Nov 15, 2012

Bill Sponsorship: Resolution on National Adoption Month
Source: H.RES.809
RESOLUTION: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children in foster care awaiting families, recognizing current programs and efforts designed to promote adoption, and encouraging people in the US to seek improved safety, permanency, and well-being for all children.
  • Whereas there are 400,540 children in the foster care system in the US, approximately 104,000 of whom are waiting for families to adopt them;
  • Whereas the number of youth who 'age out' of the foster care system by reaching adulthood without being placed in a permanent home has increased by more than 55% since 1999, and more than 27,000 foster youth 'aged out' of foster care during 2010;
  • Whereas while 3 in 10 people in the United States have considered adoption, a majority of them have misconceptions about the process of adopting children from foster care and the children who are eligible for adoption;
  • Whereas 45% of people believe that children enter the foster care system because of juvenile delinquency, when in reality the vast majority of children in the foster care system were victims of neglect, abandonment, or abuse;
  • Whereas 46% of people believe that foster care adoption is expensive, when in reality there is no substantial cost for adopting from foster care, and financial support in the form of an adoption assistance subsidy is available to adoptive families of eligible children adopted from foster care and continues after the adoption is finalized until the child is 18
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
  1. supports the goals and ideals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month;
  2. recognizes that every child in foster care deserves a permanent and loving family; and
  3. encourages the citizens of the United States to consider adoption of children in foster care who are waiting for a permanent, loving family.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Question 1: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Families & Children
  • Headline: Sponsored encouraging adoption of children in foster care (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: Encourage adoption of children in foster care (Score: -1)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 12-HRes809

Karen Bass s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012
David Cicilline s2oRhode Island DemocratNov 15, 2012
Yvette Clarke s2oNew York DemocratNov 15, 2012
John Conyers s2oMichigan DemocratNov 15, 2012
Jim Cooper s2oTennessee DemocratNov 15, 2012
Danny Davis s2oIllinois DemocratNov 15, 2012
Rosa DeLauro s2oConnecticut DemocratNov 28, 2012
Raul Grijalva s2oArizona DemocratNov 15, 2012
Sheila Jackson Lee s2oTexas DemocratNov 15, 2012
James Langevin s2oRhode Island DemocratNov 15, 2012
Barbara Lee s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012
Jim McGovern s2oMassachusetts DemocratNov 15, 2012
Charles Rangel s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesNov 15, 2012
Lucille Roybal-Allard s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012
Ed Towns s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring)Nov 15, 2012
Henry Waxman s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012

Republicans participating in 12-HRes809

Michele Bachmann s1pMinnesota Republican 
Kevin Brady s2oTexas RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Ken Calvert s2oCalifornia RepublicanNov 27, 2012
Bill Cassidy s2oLA Republican ChallengerNov 15, 2012
John Howard Coble s2oNorth Carolina RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Ander Crenshaw s2oFlorida RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Blake Farenthold s2oTexas RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Mike Fitzpatrick s2oPennsylvania RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Randy Forbes s2oVirginia RepublicanNov 28, 2012
Trent Franks s2oArizona RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Elton Gallegly s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012)Nov 15, 2012
Scott Garrett s2oNew Jersey RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Michael Grimm s2oNew York RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Richard Hanna s2oNew York RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Vicky Hartzler s2oMissouri RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Bill Huizenga s2oMichigan RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Lynn Jenkins s2oKansas RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Walter Beaman Jones s2oNorth Carolina RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Peter King s2oNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-LifeNov 15, 2012
Blaine Luetkemeyer s2oMissouri RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Gary Miller s2oCalifornia RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Alan Nunnelee s2oMississippi RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Mike Rogers s2oMichigan RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Dennis Ross s2oFlorida RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Pete Sessions s2oTexas RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Glenn Thompson s2oPennsylvania RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Joe Wilson s2oSouth Carolina RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Robert Wittman s2oVirginia RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Frank Wolf s2oVirginia RepublicanNov 15, 2012
Don Young s2oAlaska RepublicanNov 15, 2012

Independents participating in 12-HRes809

Donna Christensen s2oVirgin Islands -Nov 15, 2012

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 16
Republicans: 30
Independents: 1

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