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Reichert Introduces TANF Extension Act

March 06, 2013

Washington, DC – Today, Committee on Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Dave Reichert (R-WA) introduced the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Extension Act of 2013.  Under current law, the TANF program is authorized through March 27, 2013.  The TANF Extension Act would extend the program’s authorization through December 31, 2013.

“The TANF Extension Act of 2013 continues the TANF program at current spending levels through the end of the year, providing low-income Americans with temporary assistance as they transition to work.  Importantly, action on this bill will also provide the House an opportunity to block the Administration’s attempt to waive the work requirements critical to our success in moving individuals off of welfare and into work.  I look forward to consideration of this important legislation in the coming days and urge my colleagues, both Democrat and Republican, to join me in supporting its passage as soon as possible.”

A summary of the TANF Extension Act of 2013 is available here.

The text of the legislation is available here.