House panel approves bills on juvenile justice, missing children

A House panel on Tuesday advanced two bills with bipartisan support aimed at improving the welfare of missing and exploited children and reforming the juvenile justice system.

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce approved the bills with minor amendments and without any dissent or debate, advancing them by a voice vote.

Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) introduced the “Improving Support for Missing and Exploited Children Act of 2017.”

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