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One Step Forward or Two Steps Back? Why the Bipartisan Senate Finance Bill Reflects a Better Approach to TANF Reauthorization than the House Bill

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Abstract:

This document, created jointly by CLASP and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, provides 13 reasons why the Senate Finance bill is a better approach to TANF reauthorization than the House bill. From the resources allocated for child care to the availability of benefits for legal immigrants to the extension of Transitional Medical Assistance for low-income working families to the child support enforcement changes, the Senate Finance bill provides states with more flexibility and resources to help parents succeed in the labor force than the House bill.