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[Excerpt] The House Ways and Means Committee approved six bills related to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant. Separate bills would establish demonstration projects— one for public-private social impact partnerships, another for subsidized employment. Other bills would amend TANF to rein in some practices for meeting TANF state spending requirements, add the goal of reducing childhood poverty to TANF’s statutory purpose, address performance measurement, and continue funding for TANF-related research.


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Falk, G., Keegan, N., & Brass, C. T. (2016). The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant legislation in the 114th Congress (CRS Report R44518). Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service.