TANF Emergency Fund

Long-Term Unemployment Is a Crisis—Here's How to Solve It
April 02, 2014

We have a proven, cost-effective way to reconnect the long-term unemployed with the labor market.

Remember, It's All About Jobs
September 30, 2010

If the Republicans have one message this campaign season, it's that they'll do more to create jobs than the Democrats have. The latest poll numbers suggest the voters are inclined to believe the Republicans about this. The latest news from Washington suggests they shouldn't. Steve Benen explains: At issue is the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Fund, which should have been one of the most popular programs in Congress.

Waste Not
May 18, 2010

The House Republicans' plan to demonstrate their anti-government credentials was to introduce "YouCut," an online vote on which wasteful program its supporters wanted to see axed. Naturally, the choices included none of the programs that make up the overwhelming majority of the federal budget.