Senate Bill 2416
116th Congress(2019-2020)
EMPOWERS Act of 2019
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Aug 1, 2019
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Aug 1, 2019
Latest Action
Aug 1, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2416
Congress
116
Policy Area
Social Welfare
Social Welfare
Primary focus of measure is public assistance and Social Security programs; social services matters, including community service, volunteer, and charitable activities. Measures concerning such health programs as Medicare and Medicaid may fall under Health policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Iowa
Indiana
South Carolina
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Economic Mobility, Prosperity, and Opportunity with Waivers that Enable Reforms for States Act of 2019 or the EMPOWERS Act of 2019

This bill establishes the Interagency Board for Empowering Low-Income Families and allows a governor to apply to the board for a four-year waiver from certain federal assistance program requirements. Specifically, under such a waiver, the governor's state may consolidate, replace, or alter eligibility requirements for two or more specified federal assistance programs related to nutrition, housing, income, foster care and adoption, and other social and community services. The board must evaluate waiver applications on the basis of whether a proposed project promotes employment, family stability, and financial literacy and savings with respect to program participants.

Additionally, the bill excludes specified provisions from waiver authority and sets certain limits with respect to project funding.

Text (1)
August 1, 2019
Actions (2)
08/01/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
08/01/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Aug 2, 2019 7:42:12 AM
Updated
Mar 25, 2021 10:46:48 PM