a movement to change the federal government's social welfare policy which shifted responsibility to the states and cut benefits
The poverty rate has risen dramatically since the 1996 welfare reform, rising from 12.5 percent to more than 15 percent today.
Even the Newt Gingrich-led 1996 welfare reform enjoyed the support of 101 Democratic votes.
And as governor, I worked with President Reagan on welfare reform and with President George H.W. Bush on national education goals.
Brakey said he had “commonalities with both of them” and noted he and LePage thought alike on economic issues and welfare reform.
A: With a Republican majority in congress, you saw President Clinton sign balanced budgets and bring about welfare reform.
It makes Bill Clinton signing of the welfare reform bill of 1996 look like the founding of the Peace Corps.
But after a short while, Gingrich softened, and he and Clinton did pass some things—a landmark budget, and welfare reform.
The 1996 welfare reform law required all states to implement debit-like cards, known as EBT cards, no later than October 1, 2002.
In 1979 I proposed a welfare reform package which offers solutions to some of the most urgent problems in our welfare system.
In the last two years we made a good start in continuing the work of welfare reform.