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Introduced in House (05/09/2003)

Encouraging Work Act of 2003 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to make the work opportunity credit permanent.

Modifies such credit by: (1) repealing the requirement that a "qualified ex-felon" be a member of a low-income (as specified) family; (2) increasing the maximum age for eligibility of food stamp recipients to 40 years; (3) redefining the term "vocational rehabilitation referral"; (4) adding "long-term family assistance recipients" (as defined) to the definition of "targeted groups"; and (5) increasing the maximum allowable credit for employment of long-term family assistance recipients.

Repeals the separate welfare-to-work credit.