Obama Admin's Welfare Waiver Rule Snubbed By House

Law360, New York (September 20, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday officially disapproved of a piece of federal rulemaking that encouraged states to apply for waivers to the welfare program's work requirements, two weeks after federal auditors ruled that the administration's memos and bulletins must be submitted to Congress.

The House voted 250 to 164 on the disapproval resolution, H.R. 118, largely along party lines. Nineteen Democrats broke ranks and voted for the resolution. No Republican voted against it. 

Two weeks ago, the U.S. Government Accountability Office ruled that a...
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