Welfare Reform 2002: Defining the Battle Lines
Sean Thomas-Breitfeld and Eric Rodriguez
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Recently, the Bush Administration released a plan to reauthorize the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, the nation's primary cash assistance program for families. Shortly after the President's announcement, lawmakers in the U.S. Senate released details of their plan on TANF reauthorization. This paper highlights and contrasts the major legislative plans that have begun to frame the debate and analyzes them in the context of the TANF reauthorization priorities for Latino families.