The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Human Resources shall include bills and matters referred to the Committee on Ways and Means that relate to the public assistance provisions of the Social Security Act, including temporary assistance for needy families, child care, child and family services, child support, foster care, adoption, supplemental security income, social services, eligibility of welfare recipients for food stamps, and low-income energy assistance. More specifically, the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Human Resources shall include bills and matters relating to titles I, IV, VI, X, XIV, XVI, XVII, XX and related provisions of titles VII and XI of the Social Security Act.
The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Human Resources shall also include bills and matters referred to the Committee on Ways and Means that relate to the Federal-State system of unemployment compensation, and the financing thereof, including the programs for extended and emergency benefits. More specifically, the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Human Resources shall also include all bills and matters pertaining to the programs of unemployment compensation under titles III, IX and XII of the Social Security Act, Chapters 23 and 23A of the Internal Revenue Code, and the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, and provisions relating thereto.
Source: “Rules of the Committee on Ways and Means”
What We are Working On:
The Ways and Means Committee knows the reauthorization of TANF is key to helping close the jobs gap. The Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services (JOBS) for Success Act:
- Extends the program for five years, as well as child care and related programs;
- Ensures no one gets ignored or is left on the sidelines, by requiring states to engage with every individual;
- Measures work outcomes to hold states accountable for the intended purpose of the program;
- Limits the use of funds to families who truly need it the most by requiring monthly income to be below 200% of the poverty level;
- Focuses on work and activities that lead to work, ultimately creating the building blocks for people’s success; and
- Renames the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services (JOBS), to underscore our commitment to these reforms.
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Below are a list of bills included in this legislation:
H.R. 1476 “Coordinating Assistance for TANF Recipients Act – Rep. Walorski
H.R. 1245 “Improving Access to Child Care Act” – Rep. LaHood
H.R. 1247 “Supporting Work through Apprenticeships Act” – Rep. LaHood
H.R. 1246 “Improving Access to Work Act” – Rep. LaHood
H.R. 1490 “Helping Americans Succeed by Measuring Outcomes Act” – Rep. Reed
H.R. 1505 “Protecting Family Resources and Training Options Act” – Rep. Arrington
H.R. 1469 “Improving Transparency in TANF through Data Act” – Rep. Schweikert
H.R. 1413 “Workforce Opportunity Realignment Kickstart (WORK) Act” – Rep. Wenstrup
H.R. 1473 “Focusing State Efforts to Expand Opportunity Act” – Rep. A. Smith
Most Recent Hearings
Republicans are working to deliver relief and assistance to American workers, families, and small ...
Roundtable highlights hiring challenges caused by enhanced unemployment benefits.
Washington, D.C. – Main Street employers shared their experiences with how enhanced unemployment benefits have discouraged Americans from returning to work and slowed the re-opening of the American economy during a public Ways and Means panel hosted by ...
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Republican leaders sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen highlighting the urgent need for guidance and requesting clarification from the Treasury Department on questions pertaining to the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery and Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds included in the American Rescue Plan (ARP). The letter was led by top Republican ...
WASHINGTON, DC – With new reports of unemployment insurance fraud surfacing daily, Republican Ways and Means leaders requested their House Democrat counterparts to hold a joint hearing to investigate the extent of fraud in CARES Act unemployment programs.
The letter was signed by Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX), Ways and Means Worker and Family Support Subcommittee ...
WASHINGTON--In response to President Biden's national address, Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement:
“It's time to call it: President Biden’s call for unity has been an absolute fraud.
“Despite the success of five previous bipartisan bills totaling $3.5 trillion, Democrats hijacked relief efforts and rejected GOP efforts in this bill to get ...
Americans in poverty and looking for a step up are relying on policymakers to invest in programs that work, according to Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Republican Leader Jackie Walorski (R-IN) during a hearing on Health Profession Opportunity Grants (or HPOGs). These grants provide funding for training and supportive services to low-income individuals so they can succeed in the workforce, ...
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM.
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WASHINGTON--February's tepid jobs report showing little change from the previous month is exactly why we should focus on jobs and vaccine distribution, says Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Republican Leader of the House Committee on Ways and Means in a statement.
“Today’s jobs report shows little change from last month. We’re 10 million jobs short of where we need to be, and labor ...
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Republican Leader of the Subcommittee on Trade for the House Committee on Ways and Means, kicked off Thursday's hearing on Trade Adjustment Assistance making several major points:
Rep. Buchanan expressed disappointment that Congress allowed key programs to lapse at the end of last year. "Whereas TAA helps address problems when workers lose their jobs, GSP and ...
A new report from the Associated Press shows that "fraud is fleecing taxpayers, delaying legitimate payments and turning thousands of Americans into unwitting identity theft victims. Many states have failed to adequately safeguard their systems, and a review by The Associated Press finds that some will not even publicly acknowledge the extent of the problem." Yet Democrats provided no protections ...
Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) slammed Democrats' $1.9 trillion Pelosi Payoff bill as neither focusing on the virus nor on creating jobs during Friday night's vote.
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