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Jobs for Success Act would Recognize that all People have Potential **

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Jobs for Success Act would Recognize that all People have Potential **

03.25.19 10:55 AM

ARLINGTON, Va. – Americans for Prosperity is encouraged by the introduction of the JOBS for SUCCESS Act introduced by Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas). The proposed legislation will reform the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program (TANF) by refocusing the program on its intended goals of removing barriers to success for individuals in poverty, encouraging Americans to realize their full potential and escape poverty permanently. Americans for Prosperity Policy Manager Matthew Dickerson recently wrote in The Hill: “All people have unique talents and skills and are capable of extraordinary things, and it should be the goal of welfare programs to remove barriers for individuals in poverty to begin the process of realizing their full potential. … Making poverty easier to endure should not be the end goal. We have to make it easier to escape – permanently. The landmark 1996 welfare reform law represented an important paradigm shift by ending the old Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) that focused on making poverty easier to endure and replacing it with the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, which instead provided necessary aid while promoting work as the best path out of poverty. … Over […]

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