MEDIA ADVISORY: POOR AMERICANS ARE BETTER OFF WITH WORK RULES FOR WELFARE

Contact: Charles Siler

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MEDIA ADVISORY: POOR AMERICANS ARE BETTER OFF WITH WORK RULES FOR WELFARE
HOUSE WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE HOLDS FIRST WELFARE REFORM HEARING IN DECADE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Poor Americans on welfare have seen their incomes more than double thanks to work requirements shows two groundbreaking studies from Kansas and Maine, and the results along with remarks about the impact of work on poverty will be presented to the House Ways & Means Committee today at 10 a.m. EST.

“Lifting Americans out of poverty and helping them return to the dignity of independence is our main priority, and it’s an honor to talk to Chairman Kevin Brady and the members of the House Ways & Means Committee about the power of welfare reform,” said Tarren Bragdon, Foundation for Government Accountability CEO.

“It’s a proud moment to have all of our work in the states recognized for their potential to have a larger impact through positive Congressional reforms. Twenty years ago both parties united in Washington to enact sweeping welfare reforms that included work requirements and today we have an opportunity to build on that historic legacy.”

The hearing will be streamed live here, and full written testimony will be available online from the Committee at the start of the hearing.

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To schedule an interview, please contact Charles Siler with the Foundation for Government Accountability at (202) 487-8652 or charles@thefga.org.