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HR 4737 - Temporary Aid to Needy Families - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Lamar Smith voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Lamar Smith made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (229-197) - (Key vote)

Title: Temporary Aid to Needy Families

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would reauthorize existing welfare programs through 2007, including assistance for needy families, increase child care funding, marriage promotion, and others through block grants.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $16.6 billion annually for the Temporary Aid to Needy Families state block grants through fiscal year 2007.
  • Increases child care funding by $1 billion over five years.
  • Stipulates that 70 percent of families per state receiving assistance from TANF program must meet the 40 hours of "work activity" a week requirement, with at least 24 of the 40 hours entailing direct work experience.
  • Appropriates $100 million annually through fiscal year 2008 to reward states that equal or exceed performance standards.
  • Appropriates $200 million annually through fiscal year 2007 to promote marriages and the formation of families through the Healthy Marriage Promotion grant program.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Temporary Aid to Needy Families

Sponsors

  • Deborah D. Pryce (OH - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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