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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Mark Up Legislation to Reform Juvenile Justice and Help Missing and Exploited Children, Examine Workplace Flexibility Bill

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce will meet this week to mark up H.R. 1808, the Improving Support for Missing and Exploited Children Act, and H.R. 1809, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017. Additionally, the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections will hold a legislative hearing to discuss H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017. Both the markup and hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
  • On Tuesday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m., the committee will mark up two bills to enhance existing support for vulnerable youth. The Improving Support for Missing & Exploited Children Act (H.R. 1808), introduced by Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee Chairman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), will update and streamline the Missing Children’s Assistance Act to strengthen efforts to recover missing children and protect youth who are the victims of sexual exploitation. Introduced by Rep. Jason Lewis (R-MN) and Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 1809) will reauthorize and reform the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act to help state and local leaders better serve at-risk youth and juvenile offenders. 
  • On Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), will meet to discuss the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (H.R. 1180). Introduced by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the legislation would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow private-sector employers to offer employees a choice between cash wages and accruing paid time off for overtime hours worked. This hearing provides members an opportunity to discuss a commonsense proposal that would help Americans better balance the demands of work and family.

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