CAGLE ON PASSAGE OF COMPREHENSIVE ADOPTION REFORM AND STRENGTHENING AND SUPPORTING FAMILIES ACT

February 5, 2018

Lt. Governor Cagle released the following statement on the Senate’s passage of HB 159:

“Today, we have sent a great bill to the Governor’s desk that will help countless children and families. The legislative process worked. It demonstrated the sincere passion that legislators feel for children in need of a loving home, and it strengthened the final product,” said Cagle.

“Government should not be the first and only lifeline for kids in crisis when there are adults who know and love them and are willing stand in the gap and help their families during times of need. By passing the Strengthening and Supporting Families Act, the General Assembly has sent a strong message that our families, communities, and churches will always be at the core of fulfilling our mission to give our children every opportunity to succeed.

I stand behind the work of the Senate, the House, and Governor Deal – and commend all those who spent countless hours to accomplish one of our top priorities for this legislative session.”