Worker & Family Support

The Worker & Family Support  Subcommittee authorizes and oversees a range of critical supports for workers, children, and families. Specifically, the Subcommittee oversees

  • the federal-state unemployment insurance program, which provides earned benefits to workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own;
  • the child support enforcement program, which collects support for children from non-custodial parents;
  • the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, which provides flexible funds to states for the purpose of providing income support and other assistance to move parents from welfare to work;
  • the Child Care Entitlement, which provides part of the federal support for child care assistance;
  • the Social Services Block Grant, which provides $1.7 billion a year in flexible funds for a wide range of state-provided social services ranging from child care to Meals on Wheels, and is the largest source of federal funding for child and adult protective services;
  • foster care and other services provided to help abused or neglected children become safe at home or move into permanent families via adoption or guardianship;
  • the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI), which provides modest income support to very poor seniors and severely disabled children and adults; and
  • the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV), which funds evidence based home visiting services to improve maternal and child health and development.

Recent Activity

Jul 29, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-IL) and Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B.
Jun 5, 2020 Press Release
The COVID-19 crisis has taken a significant toll on our economy – more than 42 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits during the pandemic. And the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is currently projecting hard times ahead, with most workers on average earning less than they did before the pandemic when they do return to work, at least in the short term.
May 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D-GA), Worker & Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K.

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Chair

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Danny Davis
Illinois ~ 07

Democratic Members

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Terri Sewell
Alabama ~ 07
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Judy Chu
California ~ 27
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Gwen Moore
Wisconsin ~ 04
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Dwight Evans
Pennsylvania ~ 03
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Stephanie Murphy
Florida ~ 07
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Jimmy Gomez
California ~ 34

Ranking Member

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Jackie Walorski
Indiana ~ 02

Republican Members

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Brad Wenstrup
Ohio ~ 02
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Ron Estes
Kansas ~ 04
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Tom Reed
New York ~ 23