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S.873: Drug Free Families Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about social welfare
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Sponsor David Vitter, R-La.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced May 7, 2013
Latest Major Action May 7, 2013
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Bill Summary

Drug Free Families Act of 2013 - Amends part A (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) (TANF) of title IV of the Social Security Act to require state TANF programs to implement a program to test TANF applicants and recipients for illegal drug use.

Requires state TANF programs to deny assistance to individuals who test positive for illegal drugs and individuals convicted of drug-related crimes.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 7, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.