End Work Waivers for Welfare!

End Work Waivers for Welfare!

September 18, 2012

The 1996 welfare reform, enacted on a widely bipartisan basis and signed by President Clinton was a monumental success that helped more than 3 million Americans achieve independence and break out of a cycle of government dependence and poverty. 

President Obama abused his power and gutted that successful reform by granting waivers to the work requirement for welfare. 

Congress is taking action.  This week, Congress will be voting on H.J.Res. 118, “Providing for congressional disapproval of the Administration’s July 12, 2012 waiver of welfare work requirements.”

According to a September analysis by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Obama Administration’s decision to waive the welfare work requirements qualifies as a rule and is therefore subject to review – and potential disapproval – under the Congressional Review Act.

H.J. Res. 118 would express Congress’s disapproval of the Obama Administration’s regulatory effort that will waive the work requirements of the 1996 welfare reform law, hold the Obama Administration accountable, and preserve critical reforms that have helped lift millions of American families out of poverty.

Take Action!

A vote on this bill is expected Wednesday or Thursday.  We need you to call your Representatives and tell them to stand up against President Obama’s overreach.  Tell them to vote to end work waivers for welfare by voting YES on H.J. Res. 118.

Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121


End Work Waivers for Welfare!

Please support H.J.Res. 118 providing for Congressional disapproval of the Obama administration’s July 12, 2012 waiver of welfare work requirements!

The 1996 welfare reform, enacted on a widely bipartisan basis and signed by President Clinton was a monumental success that helped more than 3 million Americans achieve independence and break out of a cycle of government dependence and poverty.

President Obama abused his power and gutted that successful reform by granting waivers to the work requirement for welfare.

We urge you to stand up against the President’s abuse of power, and I will tell my friends and neighbors how you vote.