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H.R. 4460 (96th): Family Welfare Improvement Act

A bill to amend title IV of the Social Security Act to improve the operation of the AFDC program, to give the States a fiscal incentive to reduce error and waste in the AFDC program, to permit the States to use savings from the AFDC program to defray the costs of other welfare programs, to provide fiscal relief to the States under the AFDC program, to make it clear that States may impose work requirements as a condition of eligibility for AFDC payments, and to establish a demonstration project to provide a pilot test of the States' ability to create their own welfare programs as an alternative to the AFDC program.

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Sponsor and status


Jun 14, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 14, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Rousselot

Representative for California's 26th congressional district



Jun 14, 1979

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H.R. 4460 (96th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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