H.R. 3734 (104th): Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

This was a vote to pass H.R. 3734 (104th) in the Senate.

It was not the final Senate vote on the bill. See the history of H.R. 3734 (104th) for further details.

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) is a United States federal law considered to be a major welfare reform. The bill was a cornerstone of the Republican Contract with America and was authored by Rep. E. Clay Shaw, Jr. (R-FL-22). President Bill Clinton signed PRWORA into law on August 22, 1996, fulfilling his 1992 campaign promise to "end welfare as we have come to know it".

PRWORA instituted Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), which became effective July 1, 1997. TANF replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program—which had been in effect since 1935—and supplanted the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training program (JOBS) of 1988. The law was heralded as a "reassertion of America's work ethic" by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, largely in response to the bill's workfare component. TANF was reauthorized in the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.

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Congress
104th Congress
Date
Jul 23, 1996
Chamber
Senate
Number
#232
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the Senate
Result:
Bill Passed

Key: R Yea D Yea R Nay D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 74
 
 
74%
51 23
  Nay 24
 
 
24%
1 23
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
1 1
Required: Simple Majority source: senate.gov

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