• Description

The federal TANF program has several legislative goals and a dual mission as a crisis response system aimed at reducing and alleviating poverty and hardship among low-income children and families and creating pathways to employment and economic opportunity. Our comments reflect the degree to which we believe that the subcommittee's draft bill achieves the goals and intent of the TANF program and, in some places, reflects and builds upon the testimony and comments submitted by other nationally recognized organizations including the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Center for Law and Social Policy.