➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Heitkamp, Murkowski, McCollum, Cole Urge President and Key Administration Leaders to Prioritize Commission on Native Children, Appoint Members (Press release)
Office of U.S. Senator for Alaska Lisa Murkowski – March 22, 2017
U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) as well as Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) today reinforced the need to comprehensively tackle challenges facing Native American children by urging the president and key members of his administration to quickly appoint the members needed to their Commission on Native Children so it can begin its important work. The bill creating the Commission – which Heitkamp, Murkowski, McCollum, and Cole introduced – became law last fall, and will work to address complex issues facing Native children – including poverty, substance abuse, and domestic violence – and offer real solutions to address them.