Summary: H.R.751 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/10/2005)

Work, Family, and Opportunity Promotion Act - Amends part A (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) (TANF) of the Social Security Act (SSA), including with respect to: (1) modification of individual responsibility plans; (2) elimination of the caseload reduction rate under mandatory work requirements; (3) the State option to select a job entry rate requirement in lieu of the work participation rate requirement; (4) work rates; (5) employment credit; (6) the effect of wage subsidies on the five-year limit of assistance; (7) workplace discrimination laws; (8) the funding for child care; (9) extension of supplemental grants; (10) additional grants for States with low Federal funding per poor child; (11) the bonus to reward high performance States; (12) contingency fund grants; (13) eligibility of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and Guam for the supplemental grant for population increases, the contingency fund, and mandatory child care funding; (14) education and training; (15) poverty reduction; (16) the family formation fund; (17) two-parent eligibility; (18) treatment of aliens under the TANF program; (19) the authority of States to use TANF funds carried over from prior years to provide TANF benefits and services; (20) funding for tribal TANF programs; and (21) the ban on using Federal TANF funds to replace State and local spending that does not meet the definition of qualified State expenditures.

Amends SSA title XX (Block Grants to States for Social Services) to provide for the restoration of funds for the social services block grant.

Amends SSA title XIX (Medicaid) to provide for a five-year extension and modification of the transitional medical assistance program.

Amends SSA title XIX and XXI (State Children's Health Insurance) (SCHIP) to provide for optional coverage of legal immigrants under Medicaid and SCHIP.

Amends the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 with respect to: (1) treatment of aliens under the TANF program; (2) the eligibility of disabled children who are qualified aliens for SSI (SSA title XVI (Supplemental Security Income)); and (3) an SSI extension for humanitarian immigrants.

Amends SSA title XI to provide for an increase in the mandatory ceiling amount with respect to funding for families assisted by a territory program.

Extends the TANF program and related authorities through FY 2005.