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Neal Statement on House Passage of TANF Extension

Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) released the following statement this evening after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 430, the TANF Extension Act of 2019, legislation that extends Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for two quarters, through June 30, 2019:

“For many families with children across the country, TANF plays an important role in making ends meet each month. Without the program, Americans living in poverty would be unable to afford basic necessities like food, rent, diapers, and heat in the winter. TANF also helps parents and other family caregivers find jobs and build a better life for their loved ones. Today, the House passed a bipartisan extension of this meaningful program, and the Senate should swiftly do the same. Extending TANF through June will give congressional negotiators an opportunity to reach a long-term deal to help provide America’s struggling children with brighter, more secure futures.”

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