A bill co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is on its way to the White house to be signed by President Donald Trump. Brown said the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act would create a task force to look into the type of help needed to help grandparents raising grandchildren.

He said the problem is becoming more significant as a result of the opioid epidemic, as parents overdose or wind up in drug rehabilitation programs.

“We have a long way to go to support these families, but this bill is one step in the right direction,” said Brown. “We need to learn more about the challenges facing grandparents and other relatives in Ohio who have stepped up as caregivers, so we can support them as they raise these children.”


Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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