By Adrian Smith
U.S. Congressman, Nebraska 

Empowering Individuals

 

December 13, 2017



Empowering people to achieve independence and productivity is our mission on the Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee, of which I serve as chairman. President Trump is urging Congress to focus on welfare reform after we finish our tax code overhaul, and I am eager to dive into this effort to help more Americans reach self-sufficiency.

In the fight against poverty, four main principles in House Republicans’ “A Better Way” plan serve as guideposts for the task ahead.

First, we must promote human dignity by expecting able-bodied recipients to work or prepare for work in exchange...



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