Save the Children Honors Congressman Chris Van Hollen as Champion for Children
Mar 22, 2012 -
Applauded for his leadership and extraordinary commitment to children around the world, Congressman Chris Van Hollen was honored on Tuesday with Save the Children's 2012 Congressional Champion for Real and Lasting Change Award.
"Congressman Van Hollen consistently shows rigorous support for our nation’s children," said Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles. "We applaud Congressman Van Hollen for his many legislative initiatives that have each played their role in creating lasting positive change in lives of the youngest and the poorest of this world.”
Save the Children commended Van Hollen for his continued support for Federal investments in key programs including Head Start, the Child Care and Development Block Grant, 21st Century Community Learning Centers and the National School Lunch Program. He was also honored for his leadership on expanding the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Carolyn Miles presented Van Hollen with the award on Tuesday evening at the opening reception for the 2012 Advocacy Summit.
“It’s an honor to receive this award from an outstanding group like Save the Children, whose work helps millions of American children each year. They are on the front lines of working to break the cycle of childhood poverty and improve the lives of future generations,” said Congressman Van Hollen. “The Congress must give our children and grandchildren the best chance for success – investing in their future is truly in the best interest of our entire county.”
Each year, as part of Save the Children's Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, the agency recognizes select congressional leaders for their outstanding work in helping children in need both at home and around the globe.
In addition to Congressman Van Hollen, Save the Children also honored Congressman Ted Poe and Sen. Robert Casey this week for their work on behalf of children in the United States and worldwide.
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