Human Resources

The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Human Resources shall include bills and matters referred to the Committee on Ways and Means that relate to the public assistance provisions of the Social Security Act, including temporary assistance for needy families, child care, child and family services, child support, foster care, adoption, supplemental security income, social services, eligibility of welfare recipients for food stamps, and low-income energy assistance.  More specifically, the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Human Resources shall include bills and matters relating to titles I, IV, VI, X, XIV, XVI, XVII, XX and related provisions of titles VII and XI of the Social Security Act. 

The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Human Resources shall also include bills and matters referred to the Committee on Ways and Means that relate to the Federal-State system of unemployment compensation, and the financing thereof, including the programs for extended and emergency benefits.  More specifically, the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Human Resources shall also include all bills and matters pertaining to the programs of unemployment compensation under titles III, IX and XII of the Social Security Act, Chapters 23 and 23A of the Internal Revenue Code, and the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, and provisions relating thereto. 

Issues in the subcommittee’s jurisdiction:

  • Unemployment compensation
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Child care
  • Child support enforcement
  • Child welfare
  • Social services block grants
  • Supplemental Security Income

Subcommittee Members of the 113th Congress

Democrats
Rep. Lloyd Doggett, TX, Ranking Member
Rep. John Lewis, GA
Rep. Joseph Crowley, NY
Rep. Danny K. Davis, IL

Republicans
Rep. Dave Reichert, WA, Chairman
Rep. Todd Young, IN
Rep. Mike Kelly, PA
Rep. Tim Griffin, AR
Rep. Jim Renacci, OH
Rep. Tom Reed, NY
Rep. Charles Boustany, LA

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