Dr. Statuto Bevan worked in the U.S. House of Representatives for twenty years. During her tenure she worked as a professional staffer and later staff director on the Ways and Means Committee and the International Relations Committee. Dr. Statuto Bevan also worked in the leadership of the House as a Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Majority Whip and later held the same position for the U.S. Majority Leader.
During her tenure on Capitol Hill, Dr. Statuto Bevan was a principal staffer on many domestic and international bills that later became public laws including: the Inter-Enthic Placement Act of 1996; the Adoption Tax Credit of 1996; the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997; the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999; the Inter-Country Adoption Act of 2000; the District of Columbia Family Court Act of 2001 and the Safe and Timely Interstate Placement of Foster Children Act of 2006.
Dr. Statuto Bevan has testified numerous times on the federal and state levels. She has was appointed by the U.S. Congress to serve as a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Child and Family Welfare and most recently the U.S. Commission to Eliminate Child Fatalities (where she wrote the Dissenting Opinion). Dr. Statuto Bevan has received numerous awards for her work and has published, most recently, in the William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, 24.