HR 2193

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 2193

To amend title IV of the Social Security Act to ensure funding for grants to promote responsible fatherhood and strengthen low-income families, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 15, 2011

Mr. DAVIS of Illinois (for himself, Ms. JACKSON LEE of Texas, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. TOWNS, Mrs. CHRISTENSEN, Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. CLAY, and Mr. RUSH) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend title IV of the Social Security Act to ensure funding for grants to promote responsible fatherhood and strengthen low-income families, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD AND STRENGTHENING LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

TITLE II--REVENUE PROVISION

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

TITLE I--PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD AND STRENGTHENING LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

SEC. 101. STATE ASSESSMENTS OF BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF CHILDREN.

SEC. 102. GRANTS TO STATES TO CONDUCT DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR LOW-INCOME PARENTS.

(aa) IN GENERAL- Subject to item (bb), the transitional jobs program shall provide a participant with not less than 30, and not more than 40, hours per week of a combination of paid employment and the services described in subclauses (III), (IV), and (V).

(bb) ACCOMMODATION OF SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES- The number of hours per week required under item (aa) may be adjusted in the case of a participant who requires a modified work week to accommodate special circumstances.

(aa) develop an individual plan for each participant, which shall contain a goal that focuses on preparation of the participant for unsubsidized jobs in demand in the local economy that offer the potential for advancement and growth (including increases in wages and benefits);

(bb) develop transitional jobs placements for participants that will best prepare them for jobs described in item (aa) or participation in the public-private career pathway partnerships established in accordance with paragraph (2); and

(cc) provide case management services and ensure that appropriate education, training, and other activities are available to participants, consistent with each participant's individual plan.

(aa) education or training activities designed to improve the participant's employability and potential earnings;

(bb) other activities designed to reduce or eliminate any barriers that may impede the participant's ability to secure and advance in unsubsidized employment; or

(cc) activities designed to promote financial literacy and the use of products and services that increase personal savings and build financial assets for family support, education, homeownership, and retirement.

(aa) IN GENERAL- Subject to item (bb), the duration of any placement in the program shall be for a minimum period of 3 consecutive months.

(bb) 3-month EXTENSION- A program placement may be extended for up to 2 additional consecutive 3-month periods upon the conclusion of the original 3-month placement period if such extension would be consistent with the individual's plan for transition to unsubsidized employment.

SEC. 103. HEALTHY MARRIAGE PROMOTION AND RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROGRAMS.

`(cc) if the entity is a State or an Indian tribe or tribal organization, to not condition the receipt of assistance under the program funded under this part, under a program funded with qualified State expenditures (as defined in section 409(a)(7)(B)(i)), or under any other program funded under this title on enrollment in any such programs or activities; and

`(dd) to permit any individual who has begun to participate in a particular program or activity funded under this paragraph, including an individual whose participation is specified in the individual responsibility plan developed for the individual in accordance with section 408(b), to transfer to another such program or activity funded under this paragraph upon notification to the entity and the State agency responsible for administering the State program funded under this part.'.

SEC. 104. ELIMINATION OF SEPARATE TANF WORK PARTICIPATION RATE FOR 2-PARENT FAMILIES.

SEC. 105. BAN ON RECOVERY OF MEDICAID COSTS FOR BIRTHS.

SEC. 106. IMPROVED COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF CHILD SUPPORT.

SEC. 107. COLLECTION OF CHILD SUPPORT UNDER THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

SEC. 108. GRANTS SUPPORTING HEALTHY FAMILY PARTNERSHIPS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERVENTION AND PREVENTIONS.

SEC. 109. PROCEDURES TO ADDRESS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

TITLE II--REVENUE PROVISION

SEC. 201. INCREASE IN CREDIT PERCENTAGE UNDER EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS WITH NO QUALIFYING CHILDREN.

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`No 
qualifying children 20 7.65'. 
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