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  • Preserving the Welfare Work Requirement and Tanf Extension Act of 2013


    A picture of Representative Sander M. Levin

    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2013-03-13

    LEVIN. I yield myself such time as I shall consume. Bringing up this bill today is doubly unfortunate. Number one, this is a time when we should be coming together--or at least trying to. This is a...



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    Representative David G. Reichert

    From: WA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-13

    REICHERT. I thank the gentleman for yielding time. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the bill before us today because Congress must ensure that work continues to be the centerpiece of the TANF welfare...



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    Representative Richard E. Neal

    From: MA District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-13

    NEAL. Mr. Speaker, I thank Mr. Levin. Well, we're at it again. There is no greater misuse of time than re- fighting the last election. The last election is just that: the last election. It's over. ...



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    Representative Lloyd Doggett

    From: TX District 35

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-13

    DOGGETT. I thank the gentleman. Mr. Speaker, I believe in the value of work. That's one of the reasons that I voted for the 1996 welfare reform law, because I wanted to see more people move from welfare...



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    Representative Tom Reed

    From: NY District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-13

    REED. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for the opportunity to rise in support of this proposed legislation before us today. I have been sitting here, listening to the arguments of my colleagues on the other...



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    Representative Mike Thompson

    From: CA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-13

    THOMPSON of California. Mr. Speaker, I thank Mr. Levin. I rise in opposition to this bill today. The underlying premise of this bill has been roundly and routinely denounced by fact checkers. This...



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    Representative Todd C. Young

    From: IN District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-13

    YOUNG of Indiana. Mr. Speaker, we spend a lot of time in this body talking about the need to be bipartisan. People rightly feel, I think, that [[Page H1377]] things get too polarized around here. I...



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    Representative Danny K. Davis

    From: IL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-13

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, rarely have I been a fan of the concept that one size fits all. Therefore, I find it necessary to not be in favor of this legislation. However, I am strongly in favor...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-13

    LEE of California. Mr. Speaker, let me thank the gentleman for yielding and for his tremendous leadership. I rise in opposition to this TANF reauthorization bill that would deny States the opportunity...



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    Representative James B. Renacci

    From: OH District 16

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-13

    RENACCI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the Preserving the Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013. This extension of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program not...



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    Representative Gwen Moore

    From: WI District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-13

    MOORE. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Michigan (Mr. Levin). I want to associate myself with all of the members from the distinguished Ways and Means Committee who have tried to explain to...



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    Representative David P. Roe

    From: TN District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-13

    ROE of Tennessee. I thank the chairman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 890 and preserving one of the most significant and successful Federal reform initiatives in the last...



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    Representative Tim Walberg

    From: MI District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-13

    WALBERG. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Speaker, welfare work requirements have helped Michiganders and millions of Americans reduce their dependency on government assistance and get back on their feet...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-13

    JACKSON LEE. I thank the floor leaders for their hard work, but I have another explanation for where we are today. My colleague before me indicated that flexibility is important. It means that we,...



    A picture of Representative Marlin A. Stutzman

    Representative Marlin A. Stutzman

    From: IN District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-13

    STUTZMAN. I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I appreciate his hard work on this. Mr. Speaker, Hoosiers understand that welfare checks are not a substitute for paychecks. Last year, President Obama's...



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    Representative Lynn Jenkins

    From: KS District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-13

    JENKINS. I thank the gentleman for yielding, and for his leadership on this very important issue. Mr. Speaker, today, the House will act to protect our Nation's welfare-to-work programs, which have...



    A picture of Representative Earl Blumenauer

    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-13

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, I am voting against H.R. 890 because it, just like nearly identical legislation brought before the Ways and Means Committee last year, is based on partisan charges that have...



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    Representative Gene Green

    From: TX District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-13

    GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, today I rise in opposition to H.R. 890--Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013. This bill prohibits the Secretary of HHS from using longstanding...



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    Representative John Conyers Jr.

    From: MI District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-13

    CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to H.R. 890. I urge members of both parties to oppose this legislation, which in only a few pages demonstrates all that is wrong with Washington--politicians...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-13

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to H.R. 890, the Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Act of 2013. This legislation would overturn the Administration's proposal to allow...



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    Representative Matt Cartwright

    From: PA District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-13

    CARTWRIGHT. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 68, I was detained off the floor. Had I been present, I would have voted ``no.'' ____________________ ...



    A picture of Representative David G. Reichert

    Representative David G. Reichert

    From: WA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-13

    REICHERT of washington in the house of representatives Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Mr. REICHERT. Mr. Speaker, in addition to...