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Summary of TANF Work Participation Provisions in the Budget Reconciliation Bill

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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy; Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Mark Greenberg; Sharon Parrott

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: Economic projections; Income diversity; Economic inequality

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The budget reconciliation bill expected to be up for a vote in the House of Representatives on February 1st includes a set of provisions related to TANF and federal child care funding, including changes to TANF work participation rules. This report, jointly issued with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), provides a brief summary followed by a more detailed explanation of each change.