Congresswoman Jenkins supports Protecting the Welfare Work Requirement on the House Floor
March 13, 2013
Today I voted for H.R. 890, "Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013" to protect our nation's welfare-to-work programs, which have been enormously successful in moving millions of Americans out of poverty, off government dependency, and into jobs since 1996. Following the implementation of welfare work requirements, the number of individuals receiving welfare dropped by 57 percent, poverty among single mothers fell by 30 percent, and child poverty decreased dramatically. The bill passed the House by a vote of 233 -- 194.