House Lawmakers Refuse to Back Down on Welfare Cuts

House Republicans refuse to back down on provisions of the welfare reform bill which deny money to unwed teens who have children and which give states control of school lunch programs. The House and Senate, trying to come up with compromises on their differing versions of welfare reform, have had difficulty reaching consensus. House members opened negotiations by making changes to the Senate version, but not to the House version. The House did agree to provisions which would allow continued funding to teen mothers who stay in school. Democrats, however, criticized Republicans for refusing to accept parts of the Senate bill which exempt parents with infants from work requirements and provide money for child care and other issues.


Source: Pathfinder News Now - October 26, 1995

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