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A house hearing underway on the -- -- administration's proposed waivers for work requirements.
For those receiving welfare.
-- to waivers now been granted since the welfare to work requirements became -- and 1996.
And some lawmakers concerned it is such waivers are proved.
It could result in more government dependence.
About Michelle is looking into that live in Washington good morning.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Wants answered senator Orrin hatch -- one of today's first witnesses wants an answer to.
He told the committee that he wrote the White House asked that very question last year and has not yet received an answer.
The work requirement has been part of welfare reform -- since reform was first passed by the Republican controlled congress during the Clinton administration.
The reason for.
Was to end the cycle of dependency often left generations of families depended on welfare and some -- that encourage single women to have more kids.
Simply to receive more benefits hatch says this work requirement is vital.
Over the years.
Research has consistently demonstrated.
That are -- first approach.
Continuing an intense effort to -- decline -- work related activities to Foster an attachment to work.
With a blend of menu of work supports.
Education and training.
Has the greatest degree of success in getting clients off of welfare.
Hatch maintains that the Obama administration is willfully ignoring all he wants congress to pass bipartisan legislation to repeal waivers of the work requirement that house is already acted did so in September the senate has yet to act bill is -- proof that welfare reform work.
-- the work requirement.
-- -- -- the work requirement was called the cornerstone of welfare reform by a lot of people welfare recipients dropped from twelve point two million to four point five million in the first decade.
After reform was passed in 1996.
Caseloads dropped something like 54%.
President Clinton wrote in the New York Times op Ed back then quoting now.
At the time.
I was widely criticized by liberals who thought that the work requirements too harsh.
And conservatives -- to work incentives to generous DeGeneres I should say.
Of mothers who left welfare found work far surpassing predictions of experts.
Welfare rolls are now increasing again but many attribute that.
Built just at the at symbol on availability.
Of jobs governor thanks Doug Doug -- -- story out of Washington.
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