Monday, October 4, 2010

Spratt among 100 who stand for children

A Washington-based bipartisan children's advocacy group has named its 100 most valuable members of Congress in improving the well-being of children. Carolinas representatives and senators are absent from the First Focus Campaign for Children list, with the exception of S.C. Rep. John Spratt.

The Campaign for Children said it "presses for policy changes to improve the well-being and protect the rights of the next generation of America’s leaders. Our advocacy is focused in the areas of child health, education, early childhood, family economics, child welfare, immigration, and child safety, in addition to tax and budget policies that lift children out of poverty. In all our advocacy, we seek to increase the federal investment in programs that support and protect our nation’s most precious resource, our children."

The group named 50 members of Congress as “Champions for Children” for what they called "their extraordinary efforts to protect and improve the future of America’s next generation." Another 50 were named “Defenders of Children,” recognized for their support of policies that advance the well-being of children.

Republican "champion" senators included Richard Lugar of Indiana and Susan Collins of Maine. Among Democrats were Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. Republican "champion" representatives included Vernon Ehlers of Michigan and Todd Platts of Pennsylvania. Among Democrats were Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas and Raul Grijalva of Arizona.

Among those named "defenders" were Republican senators Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Charles Grassley of Iowa. Among Democratic senators were Max Baucus of Montana and Barbara Boxer of California. GOP representatives included Mark Kirk of Illinois and Frank Wolf of Virginia. Democratic representatives include John Spratt of South Carolina and Steny Hoyer of Maryland.

2 comments:

Joe said...

Not far from Spratt's office in Rock Hill the city is building about 20 homes. 99% of the labor are illegals. American bricklayers, carpenters, etc have tried to get work there but they only hire illegals. I wonder who is getting paid off on this. And Mr. Spratt could have done something about it. Or helped to stop it. But he, like most politicians (Republican and Democrat) turn a blind eye to this.

I believe the contractors who are building the houses do not pay minimum wage, workmen's comp, insurance, SS taxes, etc. Rock Hill politicians should be ashamed.

Joe said...

Not far from Spratt's office in Rock Hill the city is building about 20 homes. 99% of the labor are illegals. American bricklayers, carpenters, etc have tried to get work there but they only hire illegals. I wonder who is getting paid off on this. And Mr. Spratt could have done something about it. Or helped to stop it. But he, like most politicians (Republican and Democrat) turn a blind eye to this.

I believe the contractors who are building the houses do not pay minimum wage, workmen's comp, insurance, SS taxes, etc. Rock Hill politicians should be ashamed.