Summary

1/23/2013--Introduced.Territorial TANF Equity Act of 2013 - Amends title XI of the Social Security Act (SSA) to remove the limitation on payments by the Secretary of Health and... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 23, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To amend the Social Security Act to eliminate the cap on certain payments under the TANF program to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Territorial TANF Equity Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. ELIMINATION OF CAP ON CERTAIN PAYMENTS TO PUERTO RICO, THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, GUAM, AND AMERICAN SAMOA.

(a) In General.--Section 1108 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1308) is amended by striking subsection (a). (b) Conforming Amendments.-- (1) Redesignations.--Section 1108 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1308) is amended by redesignating subsections (b), (c), (d), (f), and (g) as subsections (a), (b), (c), (d), and (e), respectively. (2) Additional conforming amendments.--Section 1108 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1308) is amended-- (A) in subsection (b), as redesignated by paragraph (1)-- (i) by striking paragraphs (2), (4), and (5); and (ii) redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2); (B) in subsection (c), as redesignated by paragraph (1), by striking ``subsection (b)'' and inserting ``subsection (a)''; (C) in subsection (d), as redesignated by paragraph (1), by striking ``subsection (g)'' and inserting ``subsection (e)''; and (D) in subsection (e), as redesignated by paragraph (1), by striking ``subsection (f)'' each place it appears and inserting ``subsection (d)''.

SEC. 3. SUPPLEMENTAL GRANTS TO PUERTO RICO, THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, GUAM, AND AMERICAN SAMOA.

Section 1108(a) of the Social Security Act...

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I support H.R. 365: Territorial TANF Equity Act of 2013 because...these people pay federal payroll taxes into the system and it is not equitable to deny them the same benefits as others who pay into the system.

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I oppose H.R. 365: Territorial TANF Equity Act of 2013 because this country is BROKE! No one should be getting cash payments for no work!

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Bill Summary

1/23/2013--Introduced.Territorial TANF Equity Act of 2013 - Amends title XI of the Social Security Act (SSA) to remove the limitation on payments by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa under grants for assistance to the aged, the blind, and the permanently and totally disabled, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI) under SSA title XVI, as well as for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) under SSA title IV part A and for foster care and adoption assistance under SSA title IV part E. Replaces entitlement to a matching grant with entitlement to a supplemental grant for such territories of: (1) 10% of the payable family assistance grant to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam; and (2) $100,000 to American Samoa. Amends part A (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) (TANF) of SSA title XI to make such territories: (1) eligible for the TANF Contingency Fund for State Welfare Programs, (2) Needy States if they satisfy alternative eligibility criteria established by the Secretary, and (3) eligible for child care entitlement funds. Prescribes a formula for allotment of child care entitlement funds to such territories. Amends part E (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) of SSA title XI to increase the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for foster care and adoption assistance in such territories.

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