The purpose of this paper is to identify some of the key issues and goals that are emerging
in TANF reauthorization discussions and to consider what a feminist agenda for TANF
reauthorization might look like. The paper begins with an overview of the key elements and
impacts of TANF, followed by a discussion of some critical TANF reauthorization issues and
advocacy goals, and closes with some thoughts on how these issues and goals relate to
feminist understandings of women’s poverty and welfare reform.