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Congresswoman says welfare should be called a “transitional living fund." (Getty Images)

Call Welfare “Transitional Living Fund,” Says Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says it’s time to stop blaming economically struggling Americans for their plight. “Maybe the word welfare should be changed to something of a transitional living fund,” she […]

01/09/2014

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Record Number Leave Welfare, Find Jobs in Md.

Gov. Martin O’Malley says 12,504 people left welfare and found jobs in the year ending Sept. 30

12/23/2013

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Study: Welfare Recipients in D.C., Md. Make More Than Twice Minimum Wage

Maryland and D.C. are among 35 states where welfare programs pay more than a minimum-wage job, according to a new study.

08/22/2013

Renewing a political fight from last year's presidential campaign, House Republicans passed a bill Wednesday that would prevent the Obama administration from waiving work requirements in the landmark 1996 welfare reform law. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)

House Republicans Pass Bill To Prevent Obama Administration From Waiving Welfare Work Requirements

Renewing a political fight from last year’s presidential campaign, House Republicans passed a bill Wednesday that would prevent the Obama administration from waiving work requirements in the landmark 1996 welfare reform law.

03/13/2013

File photo of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in August. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Council Likely to Delay Cuts to Welfare Aid

The D.C. Council is considering a request from Mayor Vincent Gray to delay cutting aid to long-term welfare recipients who have been receiving public assistance for at least five years.

03/05/2013

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Va. Senate Rejects Welfare Drug-Testing

Legislation to require drug screening of welfare recipients has failed by one vote in the Virginia Senate.

02/04/2013

A bipartisan majority of Americans have received federal benefits at some point in their lives. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Survey: 55 Percent Of Americans Have Received Federal Benefits

A new survey shows that a majority of Americans (55 percent) have received government benefits from at least one of the major federal entitlement programs.

12/18/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare ‘Reform’ Justified

According to Romney, Obama has taken away a number of work requirements from the federal welfare regulations. Republicans believe that Obama’s executive measure on welfare funding to states makes it easier for non-working people get a free government check.

08/08/2012

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Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.

07/02/2012

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