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H.AMDT. 483

An amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in House Report 107-466 to expand state flexibility to provide training and education to welfare recipients (such activities would count for up to 24 months against a state's participation requirement); increase to 70 percent the number of welfare recipients that are required to be engaged in work-related activities; provide states with an employment credit that would reduce a state's participation requirement according to the number of welfare recipients that have left welfare for work over the last six months maintain the current-law requirement on total participation hours (30 per week with a State option to go higher) with a requirement that 24 hours be in certain activities; maintain the current 20-hour requirement for mother with young children; maintain the current five-year time limit on TANF benefits; increase mandatory funding for child care by $11 billion over the next five years and increase TANF for inflation; remove various barriers to serving local immigrants, including the current ban on states providing Federally-funded TANF benefits to immigrant families; and to include reducing poverty and increasing self-sufficiency as a new purpose of the TANF program and provide financial bonuses to states reducing child poverty.

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Amends H.R. 4737

May 16, 2002: The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A001) and on the bill pursuant to the rule.

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May 16, 2002
3:41 PM EDT
On agreeing to the Cardin amendment (A001) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 198 - 222 (Roll no. 168).
May 16, 2002
3:16 PM EDT
The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A001) and on the bill pursuant to the rule.
May 16, 2002
1:23 PM EDT
Amendment (A001) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Cardin. (consideration: CR H2567-2590; H2591-2592; text: CR H2567-2579)
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