March 07,2003

Hearing to Examine Welfare Success

Finance Committee to Examine Welfare Reform Successes

Event: Hearing, “Welfare Reform: Building on Success”
Date/time: Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at 10 a.m.
Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Description: Many observers agree that welfare reform has been a success, but more needs to be done. Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Committee on Finance, will convene a hearing to hear testimony on what has worked so far with the 1996 law and identify areas that need to be improved. The hearing comes as the committee prepares legislation to re-authorize the welfare program.

Witness List

The Honorable Tommy Thompson, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services,
Washington, D.C.

Howard Hendrick, Director, Oklahoma Human Services, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Marilyn Ray Smith, Deputy Commissioner and IV-D Director, Child Support and Enforcement
Division, Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Boston, Mass.

Larry Temple, Texas Workforce Commission, Austin, Texas

Margy Waller, Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.