THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
REMARKS BY PRESIDENT CLINTON IN A RADIO ACTUALITY ON FOSTER CARE LEGISLATION
"I am pleased that the House of Representatives has just approved, by an overwhelming bipartisan margin, the Foster Care Independence Act. This legislation would expand access to health care, education, housing, and counseling for young people who leave foster care upon their 18th birthday. I am very grateful to the bill's sponsors, Nancy Johnson and Ben Cardin. I also want to thank my wife for her early, early alert about this issue. I look forward to working with members of both parties to pass similar legislation in the Senate. Together, we must help all our foster children make the transition to independence. We can't leave them out there alone. Instead, we must support them in living up to their full God-given potential."
NOTE: Sound from the President is available on the White House Press Office Radio Actuality Line at 202-456-5671
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