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

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 8, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2966

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

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

Section 401(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(5)

reduce poverty by increasing employment entry, retention, and advancement.

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3.

Effective date

The amendment made by this Act shall take effect on October 1, 2015.