Senators debated the conference report on welfare reform legislation that would allow states more control over the program and limit able-bodied persons to a lifetime limit of five years on welfare. During the vote on final passage at about 8:00 pm, about 10 protestors in the Senate chamber, shouted, “Shame! Shame! Shame!” Senators passed the measure by a 78 to 21 vote.View all senate sessions
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