Congressional Testimony

Child Well-Being and the Safety Net

Federal Budget
Poverty & Family Economics

Testimony - Child Well-Being and the Safety NetOn June 18, 2013, the Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee held a hearing presided over by Chairman Dave Reichert (R-WA) titled “More Spending, Less Real Help: Reviewing How Today’s Fragmented Welfare System Fails to Lift Up Poor Families.” The hearing focused on the effectiveness of current safety net programs in serving low-income families. The FFCC submitted this statement on the importance of safety net and work support investments for child well-being. It also includes suggestions on how to best address current gaps in the safety net where policy and implementation changes can be made to improve outcomes for children.

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