- EnactedJuly 5th, 2019The President signed this bill into law
- The senate has not voted
- The house Passed June 3rd, 2019Roll Call Vote 357 Yea / 55 Nay
Committee on Ways and MeansIntroducedMay 23rd, 2019
- house Committees
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program helps needy families with children ensure their children’s welfare. While the program is imperfect, letting its funding lapse would be disastrous for those who rely on its benefits to help feed their children.
The TANF program is dysfunctional in its current form and needs to be fixed to ensure it can meet its aims. Rather than simply extending funding for the program, Congress should take time before the end of June to consider how to improve the program to meet its aims.