Paulsen Delivers Remarks in Support of the Protect Our Kids Act
December 19, 2012
Representative Erik Paulsen (MN-03), Acting Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources, took to the House floor to advocate for passage of the Protect Our Kids Act, legislation which establishes a commission to develop recommendations to reduce child deaths from neglect and abuse.
The 12 member commission would study a variety of issues, including prevention methods, data on fatalities, and the adequacy of current programs, and then make recommendations to reduce child maltreatment deaths.
Last week, Rep. Paulsen chaired a Human Resources Subcommittee hearing examining the bipartisan proposal.
During the hearing, the committee heard from multiple witnesses, including former Minnesota 3rd district Congressman Bill Frenzel.
Rep. Paulsen is an original co-sponsor of the Protect our Kids Act.