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Author:  Sheila  Wellstone.

Source: Volume 02, Number 01, October/November 1996 , pp.1-3(3)

Domestic Violence Report

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This column summarizes and discusses recent congressional activity. On August 22, President Clinton signed into law legislation that dramatically restructures government assistance to poor families. The bill ends individual entitlements to welfare benefits and converts Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and other related programs to a state block grant program. Senator Paul Wellstone succeeded in attaching three domestic violence amendments to S. 1664, the Senate illegal immigration bill, which passed the Senate on May 2, 1996.The Interstate Stalking Punishment and Prevention Act of 1996 is also discussed, as are several other acts of legislation of interest to readers of DVR.

Keywords: Food Stamp and Supplemental [Social] Security; Wellstone/Murray Amendment; Jody Raphael; Taylor Institute of Chicago; Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; Lautenberg Amendment; Kassebaum/Kennedy Bill; Wo

Affiliations:  1: Advisory Council On Violence Against Women.

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