House Ways and Means Committee

  • Passed The Child Care Quality and Access Act of 2019 which would invest an additional $1 billion annually in child care
  • Passed tax extender provisions making it easier for charitable foundations to aid in response to natural disasters
  • Extended TANF state block grants through September 30, 2019
  • Increased sickle cell funding by $2 million
  • Secured additional funding for non-custodial parents as part of the Fatherhood Initiative
  • Senate included the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offering free tax services to those making less than 250 percent of the poverty level
  • Secured $87.5 million for the Second Chance Act

Worker and Family Support Committee

  • Introduced 13 bills supporting innovative job training
  • Introduced H.R.3336, Demonstrating that Empowerment Makes Opportunities (DEMO) Act
  • DEMO Act tests an HPOG/Career Pathways approach for helping individuals with arrest or conviction records enter health professions and provides them $10 million.