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Mar 12, 2013

Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for

H.R. 890 - Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Mar 12, 2013 4:51PM

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Bilirakis (FL)


Prevents payment of unemployment compensation to individuals discharged for drug or alcohol use.

Lee, Barbara (CA), Chu (CA), Cleaver (MO), Grijalva, Raul (AZ)


Restores the TANF Emergency Contingency Fund to further support our Nation's jobless workers.

Pearce (NM)


WITHDRAWN Requires states to test TANF recipients and applicants for illegal drug use.

Pierluisi (PR), Christensen (VI), Bordallo (GU), Faleomavaega (AS)


REVISED Amends the Social Security Act to improve the treatment of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program by making these territories eligible for the TANF Contingency Fund and Child Care Entitlement Funds, which are made available under current law exclusively to the 50 States and the District of Columbia.