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Brady Statement on House-Passed Extension of TANF

January 14, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after the House unanimously passed H.R. 430, the TANF Extension Act of 2019

“Today’s passage of this extension of the TANF program is the first step in restoring the federal government’s commitment to needy families across our country.  The purpose of this program should be to help mothers and fathers stuck on the sidelines of this growing economy get back into and remain in the workforce.  But to do that, we know important reforms are needed like the ones proposed by our Committee last year, restoring the promise of work from the bipartisan welfare reforms of 1996.  With a booming economy that has more jobs than workers, now is the perfect time.  I look forward to continuing our work with my colleagues here on the Ways and Means Committee to complete this important work ahead of the June 30th deadline.”