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2021 Federal Advocacy Tools
February 26, 2021

Please find a brief description of each federal resource below:

Preliminary Federal Timeline
This timeline projects what can be expected in the 2021 federal budget process. It can be used as a guide to plan federal advocacy and messaging throughout the year.
Definitions of Terms Used in the Federal Budget Process
This document describes common terms used in budget conversations to help explain some of the federal jargon.
Reauthorizations for Children's Programs
This document provides reauthorization deadlines for programs that affect children. It also lists programs that have already expired.
Key Committees for Children's Issues
This document lists all of the committees that have jurisdiction over programs affecting children.
Committee Assignments by State
This document can help you identify where your elected officials play a key role for children.
  • House Committee Chairs: this sheet lists which states have representatives that are chairs or ranking members on committees or subcommittees.

  • Senator Committee Assignments: this sheet lists every Senator's committee and subcommittee assignments.

  • Jurisdictions for Children: this sheet lists key Senate committees that have jurisdiction over programs affecting children.



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