Call Welfare “Transitional Living Fund," Says Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
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
Study: Welfare Recipients in D.C., Md. Make More Than Twice Minimum WageMaryland and D.C. are among 35 states where welfare programs pay more than a minimum-wage job, according to a new study.
House Republicans Pass Bill To Prevent Obama Administration From Waiving Welfare Work RequirementsRenewing 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.
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.
Va. Senate Rejects Welfare Drug-TestingLegislation to require drug screening of welfare recipients has failed by one vote in the Virginia Senate.
Survey: 55 Percent Of Americans Have Received Federal BenefitsA new survey shows that a majority of Americans (55 percent) have received government benefits from at least one of the major federal entitlement programs.
Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don't Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% ControversyRomney 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.
Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare 'Reform' JustifiedAccording 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.
Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government AssistanceStricter 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.
Drug Tests Could Be Coming For VA Residents On WelfareA proposed bill that would require drug testing for welfare recipients is one step closer to becoming law in Virginia. A failed test could lead to a forfeiture of benefits.