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.

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 introduced 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
Aug 1, 1996
Chamber
Senate
Number
#262
Question:
On the Conference Report in the Senate
Result:
Conference Report Agreed to

Key: R Yea D Yea D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 78
 
 
78%
53 25
  Nay 21
 
 
21%
0 21
Not Voting 1
 
 
1%
0 1
Required: Simple Majority source: senate.gov

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