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.

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Chair

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Danny Davis
Illinois ~ 07

Democratic Members

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Judy Chu
California ~ 27
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Terri Sewell
Alabama ~ 07
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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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Darin LaHood
Illinois ~ 18