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AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: Poverty Experts on TANF’s 16th Anniversary

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Contact: Madeline Meth
Phone: 202.741.6277

Washington, D.C. — Today marks the 16th anniversary of the day former President Bill Clinton replaced guaranteed income assistance for the poor with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. The following CAP experts are available to comment on the anniversary of this watershed moment in poverty policy:

To speak to CAP experts on this topic, please contact Madeline Meth at


To speak with our experts on this topic, please contact:

Print: Liz Bartolomeo (poverty, health care)
202.481.8151 or

Print: Tom Caiazza (foreign policy, energy and environment, LGBT issues, gun-violence prevention)
202.481.7141 or

Print: Allison Preiss (economy, education)
202.478.6331 or

Print: Tanya Arditi (immigration, Progress 2050, race issues, demographics, criminal justice, Legal Progress)
202.741.6258 or

Print: Chelsea Kiene (women's issues,, faith)
202.478.5328 or

Print: Benton Strong (Center for American Progress Action Fund)
202.481.8142 or

Spanish-language and ethnic media: Jennifer Molina
202.796.9706 or

TV: Rachel Rosen
202.483.2675 or

Radio: Chelsea Kiene
202.478.5328 or