Welfare Law Anniversary

The Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute hosted a forum to mark the 20th anniversary of President Bill Clinton signing into… read more

The Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute hosted a forum to mark the 20th anniversary of President Bill Clinton signing into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA). PRWORA replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children and Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) programs with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. PRWORA changes included limiting benefits people could receive to no more than five years in a lifetime, and required a percentage of welfare recipients in states to work, perform community service, or get vocational training. Each of the panelists in this discussion disputed a recent report showing that roughly 1.5 million of the nation’s poorest are living on $2.00 a day since the welfare program was changed. close

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  • Robert Doar Fellow American Enterprise Institute->Poverty Studies
  • John Hilboldt Director Heritage Foundation->Lectures and Seminars
  • Jennifer A. Marshall Vice President Heritage Foundation->Institute for Family, Community and Opportunity
  • Bruce Meyer Professor University of Chicago->Harris School of Public Policy
  • Robert E. Rector Senior Research Fellow Heritage Foundation->Domestic Policy Studies
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Welfare Law Anniversary

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Program ID:
414040-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 16, 2016 | 12:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 20, 2016 | 5:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Aug 16, 2016 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 16, 2016 | 12:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 16, 2016 | 11:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 17, 2016 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 17, 2016 | 5:38am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 20, 2016 | 5:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 21, 2016 | 10:30am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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