Tag Archives: senate

NASW Supports Senator & Social Worker Debbie Stabenow’s Policy Record

Last week, The National Review posted an article entitled “Would You Let a Social Worker Handle Your Investment Portfolio?” attacking Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI), and specifically the Battery Innovation Act that Senator Stabenow recently introduced.  The Battery Innovation Act encourages businesses, local government and universities to collaborate on advanced science and engineering efforts related to battery production.  It is specifically ... Read More »

Political Activism: A Civic and Ethical Responsibility

The recent anniversary of our country’s independence reminds us that as Americans we have certain duties that we owe to our country.  Most particularly, citizens have a responsibility to be involved in the political process through voting and can participate in various other forms of activism, such as campaigning, contacting Members of Congress, and joining political organizations. Social workers have ... Read More »

Take One Step to Stop Child Abuse Deaths

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and bring attention to the critical need for resources to support and strengthen families and keep children and youth safe from harm. Social workers play critical roles in the lives of vulnerable families. Enhancing the well-being of children, youth, and families is at ... Read More »

Senator and Social Worker Barbara Mikulski Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame

Senator Mikulski of Maryland, will be inducted into the 2011 class of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Senator Mikulski began her career as a community organizer in Maryland, and is the longest-serving female Senator in history. During her tenure as a Senator, Mikulski has developed and supported legislation promoting equal healthcare for American women, Medicare reform, better care for ... Read More »

ONE Campaign: 1 percent: A matter of life and death

Here’s a question that 63 percent of Americans can’t answer: How much of our government spending goes toward foreign aid? The answer: less than 1 percent. According to a recent poll, Americans believe that the government spends more on defense and foreign aid than it does on Medicare and Social Security. In fact, Americans think that we spend an average of 27 percent ... Read More »

News from the Hill – February 2011 – First Edition

House Preps Big Cuts in Domestic Spending House Republicans are preparing legislation funding the government for the remainder of the current fiscal year and finishing up appropriations legislation deferred late last year when Democrats lost control of the House. The “continuing resolution” or CR is necessary to fund the government for the last seven months of the current fiscal year, ... Read More »

Washington Post article on the 25 year U.S. Senate tenure of social worker Sen. Barbara Mikulski

The Washington Post featured an article regarding the 25 year U.S. Senate tenure of social worker Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD).  Sen. Mikulski has been a great champion of both social workers and our clients, and NASW is thrilled to see this recognition of her work. From the article:  “Maybe it’s because she’s a social worker, maybe because she’s a woman ... Read More »

News from the Hill – August 2010, Second Edition

Political Action for Candidate Election In our last message, we alerted you to the first round of endorsements issued by the PACE Board of Trustees (members only).  In late August we issued more, and then round out the endorsements in late September (after all primaries have been completed). On one hand, endorsements indicate support from PACE as well as the ... Read More »

News from the Hill – July 2010

Political Climate Although it may feel like November’s election is off in the distance, there are actually very few legislative days left for Members of Congress.  For one thing, the House and Senate will go into recess around holidays, such as the Fourth of July.  Secondly, Congress will leave for good well in advance of the election in order to ... Read More »

NASW and Coalition Partners Urge Congress to Address Risky Private Student Loans

NASW is partnering with the College for Access and Success and the U.S. PIRG to urge Congress to ensure that the Restoring American Financial Stability Act (S. 3217) gives the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) full authority over all private student loans. The bill has been criticized for not providing CFPB enough teeth to enforce authority over existing private student ... Read More »