October 11,1999

Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on the Health Needs of Children in the Foster Care System

WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE) today announced that the Finance Committee Subcommittee on Health Care, under the Chairmanship of Senator Chafee, will meet on Wednesday, October 13, 1999, at 2:30 pm in room 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, to hear testimony on the health needs of children in the foster care system.

The following witnesses are expected to testify before the Subcommittee:

I. A panel consisting of

The Honorable Christopher Bond, Senator from Missouri

The Honorable Nancy Johnson, Representative from Connecticut

The Honorable Tom Delay, Representative from Texas

The Honorable Ben Cardin, Representative from Maryland

Percy Bailey, with the Epworth Children and Family Services

Terry Hurrak, former foster care child

Sister Mary Rose McGready, President, Covenant House

Abigail English, Director - Center for Adolescent Health and the Law