What: All Issues : Aid to Less Advantaged People, at Home & Abroad : America's Poor : H. Res. 525. Sense of the House Resolution/Vote Expressing the Sense of the House that Congress Should Enact Republican Welfare Overhaul Legislation. (2002 house Roll Call 400)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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H. Res. 525. Sense of the House Resolution/Vote Expressing the Sense of the House that Congress Should Enact Republican Welfare Overhaul Legislation.
house Roll Call 400     Sep 19, 2002
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Negotiations between the House and Senate over legislation to overhaul the welfare system failed to produce legislative agreement before Congress adjourned. Contentious provisions contained in the House bill would have added eligibility restrictions on welfare recipients and revoked welfare benefits for legal immigrants. Although agreement could not be reached on the welfare bill, Republicans drafted a resolution expressing the "sense of the House" that Congress should present President Bush a welfare reform bill (sense of the House resolutions are non-binding and lack the force of law). Progressives opposed the resolution; in their view, the welfare reforms would adversely impact the welfare system by denying benefits to individuals in need. The resolution was adopted 280-123.

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