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Senate Session - August 1, 1996

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.

9:28AM - 9:14PM ETSenate Session


    Briefings for August 1, 1996

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    Hearings for August 1, 1996

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    118th Congress - Senate
    Total Hours: 316 (After 144 days)
    • Debate50 Hours
    • Quorum Calls37 Hours
    • Votes117 Hours

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