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HR 4737 - Temporary Aid to Needy Families - National Key Vote

Lynn Nancy Rivers voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (229-197) - (Key vote)
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Title: Temporary Aid to Needy Families

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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.

  • 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


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


  • Michael 'Mike' Bilirakis (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John A. Boehner (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry Ed Combest (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert W. 'Bob' Goodlatte (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter 'Wally' Herger Jr. (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Howard P. 'Buck' McKeon (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael G. Oxley (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Marge S. Roukema (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • E. Clay Shaw Jr. (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. 'Billy' Tauzin II (LA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William M. 'Bill' Thomas (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles William 'Bill' Young (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
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