H.R. 4735 - Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family Promotion Act of 2002

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on the Calendar Day of Wednesday, May 15, 2002, (Legislative Day of Tuesday, May 14, 2002).
FLOOR ACTION:
MANAGERS: PRYCE/SLAUGHTER
107th Congress
2nd Session

H.R. 4735 - Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family Promotion Act of 2002

1. Modified closed rule.

2. Provides two hours of debate in the House, with 50 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means, 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, if offered by Representative Cardin of Maryland or his designee, which shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.

5. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in the report.

6. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 4735) to reauthorize and improve the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families, improve access to quality child care, and for other purposes. The bill shall be considered as read for amendment. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and on any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) two hours of debate on the bill, with 50 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means, 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce; (2) an amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, if offered by Representative Cardin of Maryland or his designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order, shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent; and (3) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.


SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER

Cardin/Woolsey/Kind - Democratic Substitute.
Expands state flexibility to provide training and education to welfare recipients (such activities would count for up to 24 months against a state?s participation requirement). Increases to 70% the number of welfare recipients that are required to be engaged in work-related activities. Provides states with an employment credit that would reduce a state?s participation requirement according to the number of welfare recipients that have left welfare for work over the last six months. Maintains the current-law requirement on total participation hours (30 per week with a State option to go higher) with a requirement that 24 hours be in certain activities. Maintain the current 20-hour requirement for mothers with young children. Maintains the current five-year time limit on TANF benefits. Increases mandatory funding for child care by $11 billion over the next five years and increase TANF for inflation. Removes various barriers to serving legal immigrants, including the current ban on states providing Federally-funded TANF benefits to immigrant families. Includes reducing poverty and increasing self-sufficiency as a new purpose of the TANF program and provide financial bonuses to states reducing child poverty.

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER (.pdf)