About the bill
- Full Title
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.
The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
This is the first step in the legislative process.
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2429 (97th).
- Committee Assignments
The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.
There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
- Subject Areas
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Civic Impulse. (2016). H.R. 7198 — 96th Congress: Welfare Improvement Act of 1980. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/96/hr7198
“H.R. 7198 — 96th Congress: Welfare Improvement Act of 1980.” www.GovTrack.us. 1980. May 24, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/96/hr7198>
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