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Welfare Reform / Legislation #167879

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 31, 1996
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Announcement by President Clinton that he will sign a welfare reform bill into law despite some opposition from within his own party featured. [CLINTON - says this is the best chance to end welfare.] [Representative John KASICH, presidential candidate Bob DOLE - put their spin on the bill.] [Representative John LEWIS - calls the bill "down right low-down."]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Demonstrations in several cities urging Clinton to veto the bill reported; scenes shown from three such protests. Provisions of the welfare legislation outlined on screen. Map shown of states already experimenting with welfare.

(Milwaukee: Tom Foreman) Wisconsin's experiment with welfare reform featured; examples cited. [Jobs program director Allen TURNER - says recipients must look for work.] [Governor's chief of staff John MATTHEWS - cites savings for the state.] The problems for those on welfare outlined. [Welfare recipient Shawna PAYNE, restaurant manager Peggy DAVIS - offer views on welfare and getting jobs.]

Foreman, Tom;
Hume, Brit;
Sawyer, Forrest

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