H. R. 1473
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 28, 2019
Mr. Smith of Nebraska introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend title IV of the Social Security Act to target funds to truly needy families.
This Act may be cited as the
Focusing State Efforts to Expand Opportunity Act.
Targeting funds to truly needy families
Section 404(k) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 604(k)) is amended to read as follows:
A State to which a grant is made under this part shall not use the grant to provide any assistance or services to a family whose monthly income exceeds twice the poverty line (as defined by the Office of Management and Budget, and revised annually in accordance with section 673(2) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9902(2))).