House Panel Moves To Block HHS Welfare Waiver Rule

Law360, New York (September 13, 2012, 6:57 PM EDT) -- A House committee on Thursday advanced a measure to block the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from pursuing changes to the welfare program, a signal Republicans will use the administration's rulemaking procedures to fight federal agency actions they don't like.

The House Ways and Means Committee voted on party lines to approve a joint resolution disapproving an HHS memo issued in July. The memo encouraged states to apply for waivers to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program's work requirements, in order to try...
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