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H.R. 2966 (114th): Reducing Poverty through Employment Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 28, 2016 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 497

114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 2966

[Report No. 114–645]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 8, 2015

(for himself and Mrs. Noem) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

June 28, 2016

Additional sponsor: Mr. Reed

June 28, 2016

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on July 8, 2015


A BILL

To amend the purposes of TANF to include reducing poverty by increasing employment entry, retention, and advancement.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Reducing Poverty through Employment Act.

2.

Purposes of the TANF Program to include reducing poverty through work

Section 401(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601(a)) is amended—

(1)

by striking and at the end of paragraph (3);

(2)

by striking the period at the end of paragraph (4) and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(5)

reduce child poverty by increasing employment entry, retention, and advancement of needy parents.

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3.

Effective date

The amendments made by this Act shall take effect on October 1, 2016.

June 28, 2016

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed