Disapproval of HHS’s Waiver of Welfare Work Requirements Key Vote Recap

Yesterday, the House voted on H.J.Res. 118, the joint resolution disapproving of an Information Memorandum submitted by Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) relating to a waiver of work requirements established by the Welfare Reform Act of 1996.

We opposed HHS’s Information Memorandum because the work requirement of the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 allowed welfare rolls to drop dramatically and the poverty rate for black children to reach its lowest level in history.  Congress was able to combat the Administration’s nonsensical and illegal gutting of welfare reform by voting “yes” on H.J.Res. 118.

The vote results are listed below.

H.J.Res. 118: Passed by a vote of 250-164

Heritage Action: YES

Democrats Voting Correctly:

Barber

Barrow

Boren

Boswell

Chandler

Donnelly

Garamendi

Hochul

Kissell

Lipinski

Loebsack

Lynch

Matheson

McIntyre

McNerney

Michaud

Owens

Peterson

Shuler

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