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Scott Brown on Welfare & Poverty

Republican Jr Senator


Voted NO on allowing parents on welfare to attend school

Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform indicates voting YES in Part IV: Economic Growth:Supporting the Transition from Welfare to Work. [State Senator Brown, a Republican, voted NO].

Override Gov. Romney's veto of a program to allow parents with young children who are on welfare to go back to school in lieu of working to meet the requirements of the federal Personal Work & Responsibility Act of 1996.

The relevant part of the MassDems Platform is PART IV: ECONOMIC GROWTH, JOBS & SECURITY: Supporting the Transition from Welfare to Work: "We seek to help welfare recipients successfully find and keep jobs. We advocate increased job training and educational opportunities, and we must ensure that support systems in child care, transportation, and health insurance are in place to enable people to work... We recognize that for some, that transition may take a lifetime."

Source citation: Supporting the Transition from Welfare to Work; Bill Section 528 ; vote number 368

Source: Massachusetts House Journals via MassScorecard.org , Jul 16, 2003

Voted YES on workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds

Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform indicates voting NO in Part IV: Economic Growth:Supporting the Transition from Welfare to Work. [State Senator Brown, a Republican, voted YES].

[Welfare] recipients not qualifying as exempt, and whose child of record is under the age at which full-time school attendance is mandatory, may meet [only] 10 hours of the work requirement through education and training programs.

Relevant platform section: PART IV: ECONOMIC GROWTH, JOBS & SECURITY: Supporting the Transition from Welfare to Work: "We are committed to ensuring a safety net to members of our families in times of need. We recognize that for some, that transition may take a lifetime."

Source citation: Section 487 ; vote number 80

Source: Massachusetts House Journals via MassScorecard.org , May 5, 2003

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