Description: H.Amdt. 327 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to transform the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program into a program that moves recipients from welfare to work within a certain time limit; increase the funding for education, job training, employment services, and child care for welfare recipients; create a new "Work First" program; require States to have an increasing percentage of their AFDC caseload participate in Work First and Workfare over seven years; impose a time limit on eligibility for AFDC benefits; place certain restrictions on SSI eligibility for disabled children; provide certain cutbacks in the Food Stamp Program; and limit the eligibility of certain legal immigrants for Federal benefits.

Purpose:

An amendment in the nature of a substitute to transform the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program into a program that successfully moves recipients from welfare to work within a certain time limit. It significantly increases the funding for education, job training, employment services, and child care for welfare recipients--in order to help them move into the workforce. It creates a new "Work First" program and requires states to have an increasing percentage of their AFDC caseload participate in Work First and Workfare over seven years, rising from 16% in FY 1997 to 52% in FY 2003.

House Amendment Code:

(A020)

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