H.R. 365: Territorial TANF Equity Act of 2013

Jan 23, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Pedro Pierluisi
Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico At Large
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7 pages
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H.R. 5824 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 17, 2012


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 23, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Jan 23, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 23, 2013
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1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

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Full Title

To amend the Social Security Act to eliminate the cap on certain payments under the TANF program to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, and for other purposes.


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5 cosponsors (5D) (show)

House Ways and Means

Human Resources

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Library of Congress Summary

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Territorial TANF Equity Act of 2013 - Amends title XI of the Social Security Act (SSA) to remove the limitation on payments by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa under grants for assistance to the aged, the blind, and the permanently and totally disabled, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI) under SSA title XVI, as well as for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) under SSA title IV part A and for foster care and adoption assistance under SSA title IV part E.
Replaces entitlement to a matching grant with entitlement to a supplemental grant for such territories of: (1) 10% of the payable family assistance grant to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam; and (2) $100,000 to American Samoa.
Amends part A (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) (TANF) of SSA title XI to make such territories: (1) eligible for the TANF Contingency Fund for State Welfare Programs, (2) Needy States if they satisfy alternative eligibility criteria established by the Secretary, and (3) eligible for child care entitlement funds. Prescribes a formula for allotment of child care entitlement funds to such territories.
Amends part E (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) of SSA title XI to increase the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for foster care and adoption assistance in such territories.

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