H.Res. 1339 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) on May 6, 2010.
H.Res. 1339 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
- "Supports the designation of National Foster Care Month;
- "Honors the tireless efforts of those who work to improve outcomes for children in the child welfare system;
- "Acknowledges the exceptional alumni of the foster care system who serve as advocates and role models for youth who remain in care;
- "Recognizes the significant improvements to Federal, State, and local child welfare policy;
- "Reaffirms the need to work through the title IV programs in the Social Security Act and other programs to support vulnerable families, invest in prevention and reunification services, promote adoption in cases where reunification is not in a child's best interest, adequately serve those children brought into the foster care system, and facilitate the successful transition into adulthood for children that `age out' of the foster care system."