FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             
June 28, 2017
CONTACT: Rep. Jim Steineke                                                                             
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Rep. Steineke Applauds Speaker Task Force on Foster Care

MADISON – Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) released the following statement applauding the creation of the Speaker’s Task Force on Foster Care:

“As a legislator, it is my responsibility to serve every Wisconsinite, and that includes the thousands of children in foster care in Wisconsin. Knowing that one in five children in foster care will become homeless after aging out at 18 years old, the relationship between the issues of homelessness and foster care are deeply intertwined.

I commend Speaker Vos on taking the initiative to create the Task Force on Foster Care, and I am excited to see what recommendations they can make to improve the futures of foster care children. With our homeless legislation passing the Assembly, I am confident the Task Force will complement our efforts to end homelessness and create better opportunities for all Wisconsinites.”