U.S. Senator Kay Hagan has been named Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families for the 113th Congress. The Subcommittee is a part of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions, on which Hagan has served since 2009.
"I am honored to begin work as the Chair of the Children and Families Subcommittee," said Hagan. "Many of the issues this committee oversees are focused on ensuring healthy and economically sound families, which could not be more important as we work to continue our economic recovery. I look forward to working closely with Republican Ranking Member Mike Enzi, as we seek a brighter future for families in North Carolina and across the country."
The Subcommittee has oversight of a wide range of issues and programs, including the Head Start Program, the Child Care & Development Block Grant, National Service, the Family Medical Leave Act, women and children's health care, as well as other issues involving children, youth and families.
The Committee has jurisdiction over the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program, which is 11 years overdue for reauthorization. Already this year, Hagan visited a Greensboro daycare center to see firsthand how funding for the CCDBG program is helping families in North Carolina and how the program can be updated to work better and more efficiently.