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H.R. 2842: Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2842 in the House.

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 end. A state shall ensure that no one is laid off from the same or a substantially similar job to create positions for such participants.

Finally, a state has to submit a report that specifies the number of individuals whose employment is subsidized, the structure of state activities, the percentage of recipients who received a subsidy who are in unsubsidized employment during the second quarter after the subsidies ended, and the median earning of recipients after the subsidies end.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

115th Congress
Jun 23, 2017
On Passage of the Bill in the House

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Key: R Yea D Yea R Nay D Nay
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This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 377
214 163
  Nay 34
13 21
Not Voting 20
11 9
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