Letters and Correspondence
Letter: Congress must protect the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program in debt ceiling talksFederal Budget Poverty & Family Economics
Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to House Speaker McCarthy, House Minority Leader Jeffries, Senate Majority Leader Schumer, and Senate Minority Leader McConnell urging them to protect the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in debt ceiling talks.
Excerpt from the letter:
Since the expiration of the 2021 improvements to the Child Tax Credit (CTC), the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program has been the only federal program providing monthly cash assistance to families with very low incomes. TANF is a children’s program — more than 70% of TANF recipients are children. TANF provides critical assistance to millions of children and families, through cash assistance as well as funding for child care, state tax credits, food banks and other aid.