To amend the purposes of TANF to include reducing poverty by increasing employment entry, retention, and advancement.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Missouri's 8th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2016
Length: 4 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on May 11, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Jul 8, 2015
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May 11, 2016
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Jun 28, 2016
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means
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H.R. 2966 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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