Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Legislative History

The following provides a legislative history of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) during the 113th Congress. For prior legislative history, please see the 2012 Green Book.

113th Congress

P.L. 113-6, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, extended TANF funding through September 30, 2013.  Signed into law March 26, 2013.

P.L. 113-46, Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014, extended TANF funding through January 15, 2014.  Signed into law October 17, 2013.  [Note: The authorization for the TANF program expired on October 1, 2013 as part of the partial Federal government “shutdown,” and was reauthorized by P.L. 113-46 on October 17, 2013]

P.L. 113-73, Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, extended TANF funding through January 18, 2014.  Signed into law January 15, 2014.

P.L. 113-76, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, extended TANF funding through September 30, 2014.  Signed into law January 17, 2014.

This page was prepared on September 2, 2014 for the 2014 version of the House Ways and Means Committee Green Book.