H.J. Res. 118, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of Family Assistance of the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health

September 17, 2012
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As ordered reported by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on September 13, 2012

H.J. Res. 118 would disapprove the rule submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on July 12, 2012, that modifies the waiver authority with respect to work requirements in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF). H.J. Res. 118 would invoke a legislative process established by the Congressional Review Act (Public Law 104-121) to disapprove the new waiver authority rule. If H.J. Res. 118 is enacted, the rule would have no force or effect.

CBO estimates that enacting the resolution would reduce direct spending by $59 million over the 2013-2022 period. (The resolution would not affect revenues.) Pay-as-you-go procedures apply because enacting the legislation would affect direct spending.

CBO does not expect that implementing the resolution would have any significant effect on spending subject to appropriation.

The joint resolution contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA).