A C T I O N A L E R T
Help Homeless Children and Youth Succeed in School
Urge Your U.S. Representative to Become a Co-Sponsor of H.R. 623
February 15, 2001
BACKGROUND: On February 14, Congresswoman Judy Biggert (R-IL) introduced H.R. 623, "The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act of 2001." Original co-sponsors include Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-2nd/PA) and Doug Ose (R-3rd/CA).
H.R. 623 is based on the experience, insight, and knowledge of state and local homeless education programs. It represents the most comprehensive homeless education legislation to be introduced in Congress.
* Increases access to school
* Reduces school transfers and enhances educational stability
* Increases awareness of homeless children