WASHINGTON — Congress is giving a bit of recognition to the importance of financial literacy in the conference report on the Head Start for School Readiness Act (H.R. 1429), which re-authorizes the Head Start program.


One provision of the bill includes financial literacy in the definition of "Parent literacy." In a second reference under the "allotment of funds" section, financial literacy classes or in-service programs are included as an authorized use of appropriated Head Start funds. The conference report–an agreement between House and Senate conferees–on H.R. 1429 is up for a vote today.


In other legislative news, the full House vote on the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2007 (H.R. 3915) was moved to Thursday.

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