Human Needs Report: Appropriations showdowns looming and TANF reform


May 19, 2015

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, our regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. This edition includes articles on looming appropriations showdowns and proposals to reform TANF that would help (and hurt) recipients. See below for the full analysis and links to each section of the report.
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Appropriations Showdowns Looming – Obama Administration Continues Strong Opposition to House Funding Bills
When the House Appropriations Committee sent the Military Construction-Veterans Affairs and Energy and Water bills to the House floor, the Obama Administration issued veto threats. Not content to wait until appropriations bills are on their way to the floor, the Administration has started to demonstrate its determination to reject sequestration cuts by writing letters to House Appropriations Chair Hal Rogers (R-KY) before bills are taken up in full committee. READ MORE »

Reforming TANF – Proposals that Would Help (and Hurt) Recipients
On April 30, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources held a hearing on reforming the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Due for reauthorization in 2010, the TANF block grant has instead been extended several times, and its funding was last extended through September of this year. READ MORE »

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