About the bill
H.R. 2842 connects low-income Americans looking for work with employers looking to fill job openings, including through apprenticeships and other forms of on-the-job training. Specifically, the legislation provides funding for states to subsidize employment for a limited time for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients to provide work experience in exchange for benefits. The bill reserves $100 million from the FY18 TANF Contingency Fund to test whether states subsidizing the wage of TANF recipients can be an effective means of helping them enter and remain in the workforce. States may subsidize up to 50 percent of the recipients wage, with the remainder covered by the employer.
Each state must describe how wage subsidies will be provided and how they expect each individual to maintain employment when the subsidies ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 26th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2017
Length: 10 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 23, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
“Curbelo’s Bipartisan Welfare-to-Work Bill Passes House of Representatives”
— Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on Jun 23, 2017
H.R. 2842 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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