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Yoho Votes to Restore Work Requirements to Welfare


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Ted Yoho (FL-03) voted Wednesday evening in favor of H.R. 890, the "Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013." After the vote, Congressman Yoho said:

"Returning work requirements to welfare restores the most important part of the American dream. The best way to get Americans back to work and back to thriving is by keeping them working.

"By restoring the work requirement established under the 1996 welfare reform law, Congress today corrected President Obama's misguided overreach of power when he eliminated the work requirement in the first place.

"The Constitution is clear that laws are drafted and passed through Congress. When President Obama removed the work requirement, he amended a law in the most unconstitutional way. Removing work requirements was unconstitutional, and un-American, and today we righted that wrong."

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