On Wednesday, Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney criticized President Obama on recent changes to the welfare reform law for a second day in a row while at a campaign rally at Central Campus High school in Des Moines, Iowa.
"In a very careful executive action, he (President Obama) removed the requirement of work from welfare,” Romney said. "It is wrong to make any change that would make America more of a nation of government dependency. We must restore, and I will restore, work for welfare/"
The former Massachusetts Governor is visiting the key swing state a week before the President launches a three-day tour there.
Earlier in the day, the Republican National Committee organized a press conference call with former Republican Presidential and House Speaker Newt Gingrich where he talked about his involvement in the passage of the 1996 welfare law and criticized President Obama for recent changes to it.
The Obama campaign disputed Romney's claims by releasing a new video, "Dubious" where they noted how Republican-led states like Nevada and Utah, are "giving states additional flexibility only if they move more people from welfare to work."
Former President Bill Clinton released a statement Tuesday night calling Romney's remarks that President Obama's plan would "gut welfare reform" by dropping work requirements "not true." The former President was featured in a new Romney campaign video on the issue.