House Holds Hearing, Releases Discussion Draft Legislation on Reauthorization of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Last week, the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources held a hearing on “Welfare Reform Proposals,” specifically involving the reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Witnesses were: Kristen Cox, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, State of Utah; Lt. Colonel David Kelly, Secretary of Program, Salvation Army; Boyd Brown, Area Director, Employment and Training, Goodwill Easter Seals Minnesota; LaDonna Pavetti, Vice President for Family Income Support Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; and Grant Collins, Senior Vice President, Workforce Development and Executive Director, WeCARE Region II, FedCap. The Committee has also released a discussion draft of legislation to reauthorize TANF. Visit the Committee website to review written testimony and to access archived video of the hearing.

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