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Tabling Welfare Reform


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TABLING WELFARE REFORM

For weeks, it has been apparent to observers that something had to give in the Clinton Administration's vast legislative agenda for the fall. Now, the White House has decided to put off its welfare-reform plan until next year. One reason is the overload facing the Senate Finance and House Ways & Means Committees, which have jurisdiction over welfare. Also, the North American Free Trade Agreement and health-care reform seem to have priority.


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