Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Most lawmakers think child poverty is bad, but making sure that families have money remains controversial.
Senate Democrats have a plan to help states struggling to give basic assistance to the very poor.
Temporary Assistance For Needy Families, or TANF, is forgotten in the government's coronavirus relief efforts.
Conservative groups have pushed lawmakers to make the bill tougher.
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The workers’ complaints centered on low wages and a lack of training, among other issues.
By Kristin Seefeldt, University of Michigan After “Rose” lost her low-wage job in a southeast Michigan nursing home, the
LGBT families aren’t alone in having their economic security jeopardized by these actions.
In their new working paper, though, Dhaval M. Dave, Hope Corman, and Nancy Reichman have found perhaps some of the most surprising results of welfare reform -- that it increased women's voting participation from 1990 to 2004.
President Obama included in his budget an important initiative to strengthen the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.