By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The number of U.S. children suspected of suffering abuse or neglect dropped for the fifth year in a row in 2011, the federal government said Wednesday.
Republicans are questioning the legality of a move by the Obama administration to absolve some states from a federal requirement that welfare recipients engage in "work activities."
The annual "Child Maltreatment" report shows "excellent progress" in the past five years, said George Sheldon, acting assistant secretary for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the Department of Health and Human Services.
"But what this report tells me is that we still have 681,000 children out there who need our help," he said, urging federal, state and local agencies to step up efforts to prevent neglect and abuse in families.