The report and briefing came at the end of the week when the President issued another executive order, Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility. This order directs various federal Departments (Treasury, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, and Education) to double-down and toughen work requirements. The President’s directive include: 1) a review of all regulations and guidance to make sure they are consistent with the principles outlined in his order; 2) a review of any public assistance programs that do not require work for benefits or services, and 3) a review of public assistance programs that do require work and determine whether the enforcement is consistent with the executive order.

Within 90 days, based on the reviews, submissions will be sent to OMB and to the President’s Domestic Policy Counsel with a list of recommendations and policy changes and other actions to accomplish the principles outlined in this order. The submissions will also outline steps to implement the recommended administrative actions.