Rilya Wilson’s death was not only an unspeakable tragedy. It was also a breach of a sacred trust for society to take care of its most vulnerable members: foster children. While we cannot right the wrong that her disappearance represents, we can take an important step by passing this essential legislation in her honor.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.