Congress has recessed for the month of August and will return after Labor Day. Before leaving Washington, DC, the House adopted the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (HR 4980) which contains a number of child support provisions long-sought by NCSEA. Everyone anticipated that the Senate would also pass it before recess, but regrettably Senator Coburn (OK) put a hold on it before recess. We anticipate passage in September after Congress returns. In addition, the Senate ...
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Director's Message - July/August 2014
As I write this column we are in the last two weeks before NCSEA’s 2014 Annual Conference in Portland. While the staff is busy and our days are full, this year we really feel as if “we’ve got this.” Our hotel block sold out weeks ago and our registration numbers are hitting a level we haven’t seen in over a decade. Everyone’s excited about going to Oregon and looking forward to enjoying some of the food and beverage for which Portland is well known. The series of workshops on the agenda look fantastic and our first NCSEA U class is enthused about their opportunity to dig more deeply into Strategies for Increasing Program Performance.