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Position Paper for Michael Enzi on Welfare and Poverty Issues

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Welfare and Poverty Issues
In order to reform our welfare system we must shift the focus of welfare from the federal level to the states. I support welfare reform policies that give states the flexibility to develop programs that help people get back on their feet, and become self-sufficient. This is why I cosponsored legislation that would strengthen work requirements to help more Americans achieve independence through employment by requiring welfare recipients to work 40 hours per week - either at a job or in programs designed to help them achieve independence. It would also protect children and strengthen families by increasing funding for child care programs, while supporting programs that encourage healthy, stable marriages.

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