Category Archives: Breaking News

Update from Capitol Hill – December 22

Congress has passed a massive, $1.15 trillion spending package containing  funding for all federal programs through September 30, 2016. As expected, the measure did not contain a proposal to stop the Administration from issuing the child support notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). Comments on the NPRM are still under review in the administration. The final […]
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Update from Capitol Hill – December 3

On December 3, the House and Senate passed a bill containing the NCSEA-supported Child Support  Assistance Act. The measure eliminates the Fair Credit Reporting Act requirement that a ten day notice be provided, via certified or registered mail, to a non-custodial parent that a consumer report will be requested to verify their income and place […]
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Update from Capitol Hill – October 9

On October 6, the full House passed the Child Support Assistance Act (H.R. 2091) by voice vote. Sponsored by Representatives Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), the NCSEA-supported measure strikes a provision under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) which requires child support agencies to provide a 10-day notice to the obligor via certified […]
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Update from Capitol Hill – August 31

Congress remains in recess until September 8. When it returns, it must complete action on all 12 fiscal year 2016 appropriations measures. Given that there are no federal elections his fall, Congress will likely remain in session and delay final action on spending bills until late this year. The full House may consider the Child Support Assistance Act (H.R. 2091) under an expedited debate process, given that the bipartisan bill passed the House Financial Services Committee by a vote of 56-2 in July. Sponsored by Representatives Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), the NCSEA-supported measure
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Update from Capitol Hill – July 13

Congress is working through many of the fiscal year (FY) 2016 spending bills as it heads toward its traditional August recess. Both the Senate and House Appropriations Committees have completed action on their respective  Labor-Health and Human Services bills. Federal payments for the administration of the Child Support program are not subject to the appropriations […]
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Important Deadlines Approaching

As we get closer to the Leadership Symposium, please be aware of these important deadlines to ensure the best conference experience: July 17 – Conference hotel block closes July 17 – Registration cancellations to receive a 50% refund July 27 – Registrations and payment are due
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Update from Capitol Hill – June 8

NCSEA staff continue to meet with congressional offices to urge bipartisan support for the Child Support Assistance Act (HR 2091). The measure would streamline the administration of the program by removing the ten day notice child support agencies must give to a non-custodial parent before they request a consumer report detailing employment and wage information. […]
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