November 30, 2001

Submitted by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
November 30, 2001


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TANF reauthorization is an opportunity to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the current federal TANF-related provisions and make changes based on the knowledge and experience gained over the past five years. At the broadest level, we have learned several things:

Based on what we have learned, the TANF reauthorization process offers an opportunity to build on the successes of the past five years and to address some of the serious problems that have arisen. The remainder of our comments focus on how to meet these two broad objectives by providing specific recommendations in the following areas:

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