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MARKUP: Chairman Brady Announces Markup of Bills to Improve TANF

May 09, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced a markup on a package of bills aimed at improving the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and reducing poverty in America.

“These proposals are targeted, achievable actions about an issue we all care about – helping more American families get out of poverty and climb the economic ladder,” said Chairman Brady. “Each bill will help strengthen the TANF program so that more Americans can find jobs, escape poverty, and provide for their families. I applaud my colleagues for promoting thoughtful solutions that will reform our nation’s welfare system and improve lives.”

What: Full Committee on Ways and Means Markup

Where: 1100 Longworth House Office Building

When: Wednesday, May 11, at 10:00 AM ET

Live stream available here.

The Committee will consider the following:
H.R. 5170, Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act
Supporting Innovative and Effective Social Programs that Deliver Real Results
Sponsored by Rep. Young (R-IN)

H.R. 2990, Accelerating Individuals Into the Workforce Act
Encouraging Employer-Led Partnerships to Help People Move from Welfare to Work
Sponsored by Rep. Dold (R-IL)

H.R. 5169, What Works to Move Welfare Recipients Into Jobs Act
Promoting Proven Local Solutions that Help More People Get Back to Work
Sponsored by Rep. Buchanan (R-FL)

H.R. 2959, TANF Accountability and Integrity Improvement Act
Preventing States from Gaming the System by Counting More Outside Spending as Their Own
Sponsored by Rep. Noem (R-SD)

H.R. 2966, Reducing Poverty Through Employment Act
Empowering States to Help Families Escape Poverty and Provide a Better Future for Their Children
Sponsored by Rep. Smith (R-MO)

H.R. 2952, Improving Employment Outcomes of TANF Recipients Act
Measuring State Success in Helping TANF Recipients Find a Job and Build a Successful Career
Sponsored by Rep. Boustany (R-LA)