H.R. 890, Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013

Cost Estimate
March 8, 2013

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Ways and Means on March 6, 2013

H.R. 890 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). If H.R. 890 is enacted, the rule would have no force or effect.

CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 890 would reduce direct spending by $61 million over the 2013-2023 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 H.R. 890 would have any significant effect on spending subject to appropriation.

H.R. 890 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA).