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News Summary: House to vote on welfare waivers

The Associated Press

HOUSE VOTE: The House takes up a politically charged bill that would block the Obama administration from waiving work requirements in the 1996 welfare reform law.

HOT TOPIC: House Republicans say President Barack Obama is trying to gut work requirements in the law. Administration officials dispute that, saying states were only offered waivers if they could show how they will move at least 20 percent more people from welfare to work.

FUNDING: The bill also authorizes funding for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program through the end of the year. Without an extension, funding would run out March 27.