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Welfare reform winds up on back burner

August 22, 2002
Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Cheryl Wetzstein
The Washington Times

Welfare reform marks its sixth anniversary today waiting for an opening on a busy Senate calendar, even though the landmark 1996 law expires in a month. Many congressional aides say that instead of renewing the nation’s largest social program for poor and needy families by Sept. 30, time-pressed lawmakers will simply pass a bill to continue it for another year.