PHOTO RELEASE: Actress Jennifer Garner Joins Senator Scott To Discuss Family Health Programs
Washington – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) met with actress Jennifer Garner, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee to discuss the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program. In South Carolina, MIECHV funds are used to implement several home visiting models, including the Nurse-Family Partnership.
“It was heartening to hear about Ms. Garner’s great work in helping some of our high potential families and youth gain access to resources they need to ensure our children have a brighter future,” said Scott. “The path to prosperity is paved during one’s childhood, and I always enjoy discussing initiatives like MIECHV that help to strengthen the foundation of so many of our families in South Carolina and across the country.”
“Thanks to members of the Senate Finance Committee, thousands of families across the country will receive critical support services through the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. Through my work with Save the Children, I’ve seen how home visiting programs make a huge difference in the lives of many families across the country. By helping mothers and fathers be the best parents they can be, we can put more children on a path toward success.”
Senator Scott has long been a champion of the MIECHV Program, which was designed to help pregnant women and families—particularly those considered at-risk—with the resources and skills necessary to raise children who are healthy and ready to learn. MIECHV was recently reauthorized for 5 years in the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2018, which Senator Scott voted in support of earlier this year.