ERIC Number: ED467880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Strengthening Working Families Act of 2001. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy of the Committee on Finance. United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session on S. 685 (October 11, 2001).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Finance.
This Congressional report contains the testimony and documents presented for the record of a hearing to gather input regarding the Strengthening Working Families Act of 2001, which was drafted to provide the assistance needed by former welfare recipients and other poor working parents to remain employed and advance in the labor market. The following are among the agencies and organizations represented at the hearing: Goodwill of Acadiana (Opelousas, Louisiana); Center for Fathers, Families, and Workforce Development (Baltimore, Maryland); Welfare to Work Partnership (Washington, DC); Catholic Charities (Alexandria, Virginia); United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); Child Welfare League of America; M.A.R.C.H, Inc. (Mediation Achieving Results for Children); and Center for Law and Social Policy. The following are among the topics discussed by witnesses: changes in employment levels and poverty levels since passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act; the need to make sure that working poor families are better off financially than before they started on welfare; the problems that former welfare recipients and other poor workers with families face with regard to affording housing, food, transportation, child care, and health care; the effectiveness of block grants; and the role of work supports and education in boosting job retention and worker advancement. (MN)
Descriptors: Adoption, Block Grants, Child Care, Conflict Resolution, Education Work Relationship, Employment Problems, Family Problems, Family Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Government Role, Health Insurance, Hearings, Job Training, Labor Turnover, Mentors, Policy Formation, Poverty, Problem Solving, Program Improvement, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Social Services, State Programs, Tax Credits, Welfare Recipients, Working Poor
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Finance.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families