July 29, 2014
As a father of four and grandfather of six, I know that
protecting our children is one of the nation's most important
Missouri has 22 Children's Advocacy Centers that
serve 7,000 of our state's most vulnerable children each year.
And this week, Congress took an important step to ensure the safety of
our children when the House
This legislation, which I
from Delaware, would help centers in Missouri and nationwide continue the
important work they do to provide safe haven for child abuse victims,
while also helping law enforcement officials hold perpetrators
I was honored to receive Missouri KidsFirst's "" Award this year, and I am
pleased my colleagues in both the House and the Senate worked together to
send this bill to the president's desk.
As always, I
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