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Welfare and Economic Justice   (Upcoming)

Democratic Socialists of Central Ohio

In 1996, President Clinton signed legislation that was called "Welfare Reform."  In truth, it was a welfare punishment act done for the sake of raw and ruthless political gain at the expense of the down and out.  While the rich got richer, the poor got poorer, many times due to taxpayer handouts to corporations.  And instead of hard work or public gain being the motivation behind granting government contracts to businesses, it can usually be traced to political connections and campaign contributions.  Unfortunately, half the democrats in both the House and Senate sold out and voted for the scheme.  Only one Republican Senator voted against the bill, along with most all Republican House members.  A vote for the measure means the Congressional representative put short-term political concerns above common decency.   After all, the system is set up to purposely have some unemployment, and when the unemployment level is low, the Federal Reserve increases interest rates to slow down the economy.   This is done to prevent "inflation", but mostly to make sure wages stay low and keep profits high, especially the profits of the large Corporations who donate campaign contributions and thereby essentially set Government policy. 

Welfare Reform act of 1996-House vote AFL-CIO  House roll call vote- 1996 Welfare Reform
Welfare Reform act of 1996-Senate vote CNN - Welfare Bill: Senate roll call - by vote and party
Poverty Links:  
Poverty U.S.A.    Catholic Campaign for Human Development ITEP    Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy 
KWRU    Kensington Welfare Right Union  ACORN
CLASP Center for Law and Social Policy Ohio Statewide Legal Services
Coalition on Human Needs Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
IPINET  Economic Policy Institute
 
1996 Voting Record
U.S. House of Representatives
Welfare Reform
Welfare Bill of 1996
CALLAHAN (R-AL) W
EVERETT (R-AL) W
BROWDER (D-AL) W
BEVILL (D-AL) W
CRAMER (D-AL) W
BACHUS (R-AL) W
HILLIARD (D-AL) R
YOUNG, DON (R-AK) W
SALMON (R-AZ) W
PASTOR (D-AZ) R
STUMP (R-AZ) W
SHADEGG (R-AZ) W
KOLBE (R-AZ) W
HAYWORTH (R-AZ) W
LINCOLN (D-AR) W
THORNTON (D-AR) W
HUTCHINSON (R-AR) W
DICKEY (R-AR) W
RIGGS (R-CA) W
HERGER (R-CA) W
FAZIO (D-CA) W
DOOLITTLE (R-CA) W
MATSUI (D-CA) R
WOOLSEY (D-CA) R
MILLER, GEORGE (D-CA) R
PELOSI (D-CA) R
DELLUMS (D-CA) R
BAKER, BILL (R-CA) W
POMBO (R-CA) W
LANTOS (D-CA) R
STARK (D-CA) R
ESHOO (D-CA) R
CAMPBELL (R-CA) W
LOFGREN (D-CA) R
FARR (D-CA) R
CONDIT (D-CA) W
RADANOVICH (R-CA) W
DOOLEY (D-CA) W
THOMAS (R-CA) W
SEASTRAND (R-CA) W
GALLEGLY (R-CA) W
BEILENSON (D-CA) R
MCKEON (R-CA) W
BERMAN (D-CA) R
MOORHEAD (R-CA) W
DREIER (R-CA) W
WAXMAN (D-CA) R
BECERRA (D-CA) R
MARTINEZ (D-CA) R
DIXON (D-CA) R
ROYBAL-ALLARD (D-CA) R
TORRES (D-CA) R
WATERS (D-CA) R
HARMAN (D-CA) W
MILLENDER-MCDONALD (D-CA) R
HORN (R-CA) W
ROYCE (R-CA) W
LEWIS, JERRY (R-CA) W
KIM (R-CA) W
BROWN, GEORGE (D-CA) R
CALVERT (R-CA) W
BONO, SONNY (R-CA) W
ROHRABACHER (R-CA) W
DORNAN, ROBERT (R-CA) W
COX (R-CA) W
PACKARD (R-CA) W
BILBRAY (R-CA) W
FILNER (D-CA) R
CUNNINGHAM (R-CA) W
HUNTER (R-CA) W
SCHROEDER (D-CO) R
SKAGGS (D-CO) W
MCINNIS (R-CO) W
ALLARD (R-CO) W
HEFLEY (R-CO) W
SCHAEFER, DAN (R-CO) W
KENNELLY (D-CT) W
GEJDENSON (D-CT) W
DELAURO (D-CT) R
SHAYS (R-CT) W
FRANKS, GARY (R-CT) W
JOHNSON, NANCY (R-CT) W
CASTLE (R-DE) W
SCARBOROUGH (R-FL) W
PETERSON, PETE (D-FL) W
BROWN, CORRINE (D-FL) R
FOWLER (R-FL) W
THURMAN (D-FL) W
STEARNS (R-FL) W
MICA (R-FL) W
MCCOLLUM (R-FL) W
BILIRAKIS (R-FL) W
YOUNG, BILL (R-FL) A
GIBBONS (D-FL) R
CANADY (R-FL) W
MILLER, DAN (R-FL) W
GOSS (R-FL) W
WELDON, DAVE (R-FL) W
FOLEY (R-FL) W
MEEK, CARRIE (D-FL) R
ROS-LEHTINEN (R-FL) R
JOHNSTON, HARRY (D-FL) R
DEUTSCH (D-FL) W
DIAZ-BALART (R-FL) R
SHAW (R-FL) W
HASTINGS, ALCEE (D-FL) R
KINGSTON (R-GA) W
BISHOP (D-GA) W
COLLINS (R-GA) W
LINDER (R-GA) W
LEWIS, JOHN (D-GA) R
GINGRICH (R-GA) W
BARR (R-GA) W
CHAMBLISS (R-GA) W
DEAL (R-GA) W
NORWOOD (R-GA) W
MCKINNEY (D-GA) R
ABERCROMBIE (D-HI) R
MINK (D-HI) R
CHENOWETH (R-ID) W
CRAPO (R-ID) W
RUSH (D-IL) R
JACKSON (D-IL) R
LIPINSKI (D-IL) W
GUTIERREZ (D-IL) R
FLANAGAN (R-IL) W
HYDE (R-IL) W
COLLINS, CARDISS (D-IL) R
CRANE (R-IL) W
YATES (D-IL) R
PORTER (R-IL) W
WELLER (R-IL) W
COSTELLO (D-IL) W
FAWELL (R-IL) W
HASTERT (R-IL) W
EWING (R-IL) W
MANZULLO (R-IL) W
EVANS (D-IL) R
LAHOOD (R-IL) W
POSHARD (D-IL) W
DURBIN (D-IL) W
VISCLOSKY (D-IN) W
MCINTOSH (R-IN) W
ROEMER (D-IN) W
SOUDER (R-IN) W
BUYER (R-IN) W
BURTON (R-IN) W
MYERS (R-IN) W
HOSTETTLER (R-IN) W
HAMILTON (D-IN) W
JACOBS (D-IN) R
LEACH (R-IA) W
NUSSLE (R-IA) W
LIGHTFOOT (R-IA) W
GANSKE (R-IA) W
LATHAM (R-IA) W
ROBERTS, PAT (R-KS) W
BROWNBACK (R-KS) W
MEYERS (R-KS) W
TIAHRT (R-KS) W
WHITFIELD (R-KY) W
LEWIS, RONALD (R-KY) W
WARD (D-KY) W
BUNNING (R-KY) W
ROGERS (R-KY) W
BAESLER (D-KY) W
LIVINGSTON (R-LA) W
JEFFERSON (D-LA) R
TAUZIN (R-LA) W
FIELDS, CLEO (D-LA) R
MCCRERY (R-LA) W
BAKER (R-LA) W
HAYES (R-LA) W
LONGLEY (R-ME) W
BALDACCI (D-ME) W
GILCHREST (R-MD) W
EHRLICH (R-MD) W
CARDIN (D-MD) W
WYNN (D-MD) W
HOYER (D-MD) W
BARTLETT (R-MD) W
CUMMINGS (D-MD) R
MORELLA (R-MD) W
OLVER (D-MA) R
NEAL (D-MA) W
BLUTE (R-MA) W
FRANK, BARNEY (D-MA) R
MEEHAN (D-MA) W
TORKILDSEN (R-MA) W
MARKEY (D-MA) R
KENNEDY, JOSEPH (D-MA) R
MOAKLEY (D-MA) R
STUDDS (D-MA) R
STUPAK (D-MI) W
HOEKSTRA (R-MI) W
EHLERS (R-MI) W
CAMP (R-MI) W
BARCIA (D-MI) W
UPTON (R-MI) W
SMITH, NICK (R-MI) W
CHRYSLER (R-MI) W
KILDEE (D-MI) W
BONIOR (D-MI) R
KNOLLENBERG (R-MI) W
LEVIN, SANDER (D-MI) W
RIVERS (D-MI) W
CONYERS (D-MI) R
COLLINS, BARBARA (D-MI) R
DINGELL (D-MI) W
GUTKNECHT (R-MN) W
MINGE (D-MN) W
RAMSTAD (R-MN) W
VENTO (D-MN) W
SABO (D-MN) R
LUTHER (D-MN) W
PETERSON, COLLIN (D-MN) W
OBERSTAR (D-MN) R
WICKER (R-MS) W
THOMPSON (D-MS) R
MONTGOMERY (D-MS) W
PARKER (R-MS) W
TAYLOR, GENE (D-MS) W
CLAY (D-MO) R
TALENT (R-MO) W
GEPHARDT (D-MO) R
SKELTON (D-MO) W
MCCARTHY, KAREN (D-MO) W
DANNER (D-MO) W
HANCOCK (R-MO) W
EMERSON (R-MO) I
VOLKMER (D-MO) W
WILLIAMS, PAT (D-MT) R
BEREUTER (R-NE) W
CHRISTENSEN (R-NE) W
BARRETT, BILL (R-NE) W
ENSIGN (R-NV) W
VUCANOVICH (R-NV) W
ZELIFF (R-NH) W
BASS (R-NH) W
ANDREWS (D-NJ) W
LOBIONDO (R-NJ) W
SAXTON (R-NJ) W
SMITH, CHRISTOPHER (R-NJ) W
ROUKEMA (R-NJ) W
PALLONE (D-NJ) W
FRANKS, BOB (R-NJ) W
MARTINI (R-NJ) W
TORRICELLI (D-NJ) W
PAYNE (D-NJ) R
FRELINGHUYSEN (R-NJ) W
ZIMMER (R-NJ) W
MENENDEZ (D-NJ) R
SCHIFF (R-NM) W
SKEEN (R-NM) W
RICHARDSON (D-NM) W
FORBES (R-NY) W
LAZIO (R-NY) W
KING (R-NY) W
FRISA (R-NY) W
ACKERMAN (D-NY) W
FLAKE (D-NY) A
MANTON (D-NY) W
NADLER (D-NY) R
SCHUMER (D-NY) R
TOWNS (D-NY) R
OWENS (D-NY) R
VELAZQUEZ (D-NY) R
MOLINARI (R-NY) W
MALONEY, CAROLYN (D-NY) R
RANGEL (D-NY) R
SERRANO (D-NY) R
ENGEL (D-NY) R
LOWEY (D-NY) W
KELLY (R-NY) W
GILMAN (R-NY) W
MCNULTY (D-NY) R
SOLOMON (R-NY) W
BOEHLERT (R-NY) W
MCHUGH (R-NY) W
WALSH (R-NY) W
HINCHEY (D-NY) R
PAXON (R-NY) W
SLAUGHTER (D-NY) R
LAFALCE (D-NY) R
QUINN (R-NY) W
HOUGHTON (R-NY) W
CLAYTON (D-NC) R
FUNDERBURK (R-NC) W
JONES (R-NC) W
HEINEMAN (R-NC) W
BURR (R-NC) W
COBLE (R-NC) W
ROSE (D-NC) W
HEFNER (D-NC) W
MYRICK (R-NC) W
BALLENGER (R-NC) W
TAYLOR, CHARLES (R-NC) W
WATT, MELVIN (D-NC) R
POMEROY (D-ND) W
CHABOT (R-OH) W
PORTMAN (R-OH) W
HALL, TONY (D-OH) R
OXLEY (R-OH) W
GILLMOR (R-OH) W
CREMEANS (R-OH) W
HOBSON (R-OH) W
BOEHNER (R-OH) W
KAPTUR (D-OH) W
HOKE (R-OH) W
STOKES (D-OH) R
KASICH (R-OH) W
BROWN, SHERROD (D-OH) R
SAWYER (D-OH) W
PRYCE, DEBORAH (R-OH) W
REGULA (R-OH) W
TRAFICANT (D-OH) W
NEY (R-OH) W
LATOURETTE (R-OH) W
LARGENT (R-OK) W
COBURN (R-OK) W
BREWSTER (D-OK) W
WATTS, J.C. (R-OK) W
ISTOOK (R-OK) W
LUCAS (R-OK) W
FURSE (D-OR) W
COOLEY (R-OR) W
BLUMENAUER (D-OR) R
DEFAZIO (D-OR) W
BUNN (R-OR) W
FOGLIETTA (D-PA) R
FATTAH (D-PA) R
BORSKI (D-PA) W
KLINK (D-PA) W
CLINGER (R-PA) W
HOLDEN (D-PA) W
WELDON, CURT (R-PA) W
GREENWOOD (R-PA) W
SHUSTER (R-PA) W
MCDADE (R-PA) A
KANJORSKI (D-PA) W
MURTHA (D-PA) W
FOX (R-PA) W
COYNE (D-PA) R
MCHALE (D-PA) W
WALKER (R-PA) W
GEKAS (R-PA) W
DOYLE (D-PA) W
GOODLING (R-PA) W
MASCARA (D-PA) W
ENGLISH (R-PA) W
KENNEDY, PATRICK (D-RI) R
REED (D-RI) W
SANFORD (R-SC) W
SPENCE (R-SC) W
GRAHAM (R-SC) W
INGLIS (R-SC) W
SPRATT (D-SC) W
CLYBURN (D-SC) R
JOHNSON, TIMOTHY P. (D-SD) W
QUILLEN (R-TN) W
DUNCAN, JR. (R-TN) W
WAMP (R-TN) W
HILLEARY (R-TN) W
CLEMENT (D-TN) W
GORDON (D-TN) W
BRYANT (R-TN) W
TANNER (D-TN) W
FORD, HAROLD (D-TN) A
CHAPMAN (D-TX) W
WILSON, CHARLES (D-TX) W
JOHNSON, SAM (R-TX) W
HALL, RALPH (D-TX) W
BRYANT, JOHN (D-TX) W
BARTON (R-TX) W
ARCHER (R-TX) W
FIELDS, JACK (R-TX) W
STOCKMAN (R-TX) W
DOGGETT (D-TX) W
EDWARDS (D-TX) W
GEREN (D-TX) W
THORNBERRY (R-TX) W
LAUGHLIN (R-TX) W
DE LA GARZA (D-TX) W
COLEMAN, RONALD (D-TX) R
STENHOLM (D-TX) W
JACKSON-LEE (D-TX) R
COMBEST (R-TX) W
GONZALEZ (D-TX) R
SMITH, LAMAR (R-TX) W
DELAY (R-TX) W
BONILLA (R-TX) W
FROST (D-TX) W
BENTSEN (D-TX) W
ARMEY (R-TX) W
ORTIZ (D-TX) R
TEJEDA (D-TX) R
GREEN (D-TX) R
JOHNSON, EDDIE (D-TX) R
HANSEN (R-UT) W
GREENE (R-UT) W
ORTON (D-UT) W
SANDERS (I-VT) R
BATEMAN (R-VA) W
PICKETT (D-VA) W
SCOTT (D-VA) R
SISISKY (D-VA) W
PAYNE, LEWIS (D-VA) W
GOODLATTE (R-VA) W
BLILEY (R-VA) W
MORAN, JIM (D-VA) W
BOUCHER (D-VA) W
WOLF (R-VA) W
DAVIS, THOMAS (R-VA) W
WHITE (R-WA) W
METCALF (R-WA) W
SMITH, LINDA (R-WA) W
HASTINGS, RICHARD (R-WA) W
NETHERCUTT (R-WA) W
DICKS (D-WA) W
MCDERMOTT (D-WA) R
DUNN (R-WA) W
TATE (R-WA) W
MOLLOHAN (D-WV) R
WISE (D-WV) W
RAHALL (D-WV) R
NEUMANN (R-WI) W
KLUG (R-WI) W
GUNDERSON (R-WI) A
KLECZKA (D-WI) W
BARRETT, THOMAS (D-WI) R
PETRI (R-WI) W
OBEY (D-WI) W
ROTH, TOBY (R-WI) W
SENSENBRENNER (R-WI) W
CUBIN (R-WY) W
Key:
R = Voted Right (In other words, voted against Welfare Reform Bill)
W = Voted Wrong (In other words, voted for Welfare Reform Bill)  
A = Absent-Did not Vote or make position known
S = Speaker
I = Not in Office

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