August 2016

Federal Update

Congress has recessed until after Labor Day. Upon returning, the House and Senate will try to act on federal fiscal year 2017 appropriations bills, but it is very likely that they will not agree on final bills until they re-convene after the elections. Both houses will recess around October 1 and will return in mid-November. Before the recessing, the Senate may act on child welfare reform and a clean extension of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

Updates in the CWDA August Federal Update include information on:

  • Family First Prevention Services Act
  • TANF Reauthorization

Read the CWDA August 2016 Federal Update.