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Sheila Jackson Lee Says Change the Word “Welfare”

In a brief speech on the House floor Wednesday, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) hailed the war on poverty, endorsed government welfare programs, and said the “safety net has to be something for all of us.” “Maybe the word welfare … Continue reading

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Signs of Declining Economic Security

Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points … Continue reading

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House Blocks Obama Welfare-Work Waiver Rule

The House voted Wednesday to block the Obama administration’s attempt to waive a requirement that people must work or prepare for a job in order to receive federal welfare benefits. In a 246-181 vote, the House approved the Preserving Work … Continue reading

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