Welfare Bill Update 3-19-2009

Our main bill does 3 things. For details see the “Welfare Bills March” link on the right side of your screen and go to the second half of the page.

–A two-year moratorium on the welfare time limit

–Gets rid of the $7000 asset limit to qualify for food stamps

–Gets rid of the Family Cap

In the Senate, the bill is SF 481

In the House the bill is HF453

In the Senate, our bill cleared the HHS policy committee on Mar. 4 and cleared the HHS finance committee on March 16.

In the House, our bill cleared the HHS policy committe on Mar. 19.

There haven’t been any “No” votes in any of the committees so far.