Welfare Reform Press Statement: Bill Clinton Press Conference (1996)

Welfare Reform Press Statement: Bill Clinton Press Conference (1996)

thefilmarchive.org July 31, 1996 The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) is a United States federal law considered to be a fundamental shift in both the method and goal of federal cash assistance to the poor. The bill added a workforce development component to welfare legislation, encouraging employment among the poor. The bill was a cornerstone of the Republican Contract with America and was introduced by Rep. E. Clay Shaw, Jr. (R-FL-22) who believed welfare was partly responsible for bringing immigrants to the United States. Bill Clinton signed PRWORA into law on August 22, 1996, fulfilling his 1992 campaign promise to “end welfare as we have come to know it.” PRWORA instituted Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). which became effective July 1, 1997. TANF replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program, which had been in effect since 1935 and supplanted the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training program (JOBS) of 1988. The law was heralded as a “reassertion of America’s work ethic” by the US Chamber of Commerce, largely in response to the bill’s workfare component. TANF was reauthorized in the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. A central pledge of Clinton’s campaign was to reform the welfare system, adding changes such as work requirements for recipients. However, by 1994, the Clinton Administration appeared to be more concerned with universal health care, and no details or a plan had emerged on
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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law a bill that requires drug tests from certain applicants for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, otherwise known as TANF. Although the bill is now law, it allows the state to write the rules on how to determine whether an applicant should be drug tested, a measure applicants would need to pay for whether or not they’re found positive for drug use. After speaking at a Memorial Day ceremony outside Capitol Hill May 24, 2012, Haslam told reporters the state needs to find balance in trying to keep welfare recipients accountable. For more, go to www.tnreport.com.

Dr. Mercola Discusses Breast Cancer

Dr. Mercola Discusses Breast Cancer

Dr. Mercola Discusses Breast Cancer

articles.mercola.com Natural health physician and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola discusses breast cancer and mammograms.
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A presentation by Michele Simon, JD. Michele Simon will discuss her book Appetite for Profit, which lays bare the disaster of industrial food, exposing the corporate greed and propaganda controlling our media and politics on critical issues of health and sustainability. Michele Simon is a public health lawyer who has been working as a nutrition advocate since 1996. She has published numerous articles about such issues as the National School Lunch Program, the Dietary Guidelines, and corporate lobbying. She lectures extensively and teaches Health Policy at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she also received her law degree. She earned her master$ {q}s degree in public health at Yale University. Filming and editing by Dr William Harris MD on June 12, 2007 at Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, Honolulu, Hawaii Sponsored by: Vegetarian Society of Hawaii www.vsh.org