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How a Prolonged Shutdown Could Threaten Child-Care Aid for the Needy

Thursday, January 17, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Karen Hartenstein
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The partial federal government shutdown has now stretched into its 24th day, and is the longest in history. And if negotiations between President Donald Trump and Congress over a potential border wall continue to falter, states could find themselves in a tight spot when it comes to funding one of the most important programs for poor children—Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF—as well as other federal child-care benefits. 

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