Lift Kids Out of Poverty

Cash assistance for families hasn't increased in twenty years leaving some families who receive benefits still living in deep poverty. 

Cash assistance programs such the Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) provide a critical resource. Unfortunately, between cuts and inflation, the grants families receive in assistance are now half the value of what they were in 1988 at a time cost of living continues to skyrocket.

An Act to Lift Kids Out of Deep Poverty (S.36) and An Act to Reduce Deep Poverty Among Kids (H.102) would increase the amount of grants until they ensure no family with children is living in deep poverty (defined as 50% of the federal poverty level).