Under Trump, Foster Youth Are No Longer Forgotten
More than 400,000 American children are in the foster care system. A quarter of these kids face homelessness once they age out of foster care—and “an even higher number are on the cusp, barely holding onto the housing they do have,” White House Director of Strategic Communications Alyssa Farah writes.
But a recent Trump Administration program has already “awarded vouchers to 677 individuals in 26 states, equating in $5.4 million in funding to prevent homelessness for young people under the age of 25 who have recently left the foster care system.”
“President Trump’s extraordinary focus on the regulatory state has shrunk the federal government’s footprint, promoted growth for the economy, jobs and wages, and furthered clarity and fairness in the law. Those are worthy objectives in any economy, and are especially valuable now as we rebound from the coronavirus slowdown,” Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia writes in the Lincoln Journal Star.
“President Trump has solved the riddle that has bedeviled previous presidents and Congress for decades, putting forth an unprecedented conservation funding proposal and calling on Congress to get it done for the American people. His proposal . . . became the Great American Outdoors Act,” Interior Secretary David Bernhardt writes for Fox News.
“July was the most violent month Chicago has endured in 28 years. At least 107 people were killed. A Tribune analysis found that 24 children 10 years old and younger have been shot in Chicago this year, three times more than at this time last year. Five of those children are dead. That’s five kids you’ll never meet,” Rex Huppke writes in the Chicago Tribune.