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Wednesday, February 15
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Plenary Session

Regency BCD (Ballroom Level)


State Lessons for Congress: Strengthening the Nation's Workforce through SNAP and TANF Reform

With the start of a new Congress, federal policymakers have an opportunity to make meaningful reforms to the SNAP and TANF Employment & Training Programs. Learn about the potential for SNAP and TANF reform at the federal level and hear how state workforce and human services leaders are innovating in this space and have important lessons for federal policymakers.


Anna Hunter, Assistant Director, Arizona Department of Economic Security


Lorrie Briggs, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Workforce Development, Louisiana Department of Child & Family Services
Mike Lang, Employment Service Director, CareerForce Systems Division, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Matt Lyons, Senior Director of Policy & Practice, APHSA
Jason McCandless, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Division of Workforce Services, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Hoa Pham, Director of Employment Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

The Political Landscape 2023


John Colbert, Co-Founder, Capitol Hill Partners


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