Clinton expected to unveil welfare initiative
July 15, 1996
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Clinton is expected to unveil a welfare initiative during his speech Tuesday to the National Governors Association, according to administration officials.
Clinton has indicated that he may sign welfare reform legislation into law even if it angers some of his closest Democratic allies.
Many of the president's allies in Congress as well as some of his aides fear the legislation -- while politically popular during this election year -- would damage a 60-year safety net for poor children, forcing hundreds of thousands of children below the poverty line.
The administration has yet to issue final approval of a waiver allowing Wisconsin to revamp its welfare system. Clinton promised to issue the waiver weeks ago, but administration officials said Monday a waiver would be unnecessary if the welfare bill passes Congress.
© 1996 Cable News Network, Inc.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.