A bill to amend title IV of the Social Security Act to improve the AFDC program by substituting block grants for open-ended Federal matching, to give the States a fiscal incentive to reduce error, waste, and fraud in the AFDC program, to provide fiscal relief to the States so as to reduce overall State welfare spending and increase basic benefits for the truly needy, to encourage the States to require work as a condition of eligibility for AFDC payments, to establish a demonstration project to provide a pilot test of the State's ability to design and implement their own welfare programs, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Apr 29, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on April 29, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for New York's 29th congressional district
Apr 29, 1980
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Mar 10, 1981
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2429 (97th).
H.R. 7198 (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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