Pete Sessions on Welfare & Poverty

Republican Representative (TX-32)


Eliminate programs with no work requirement for individuals

Q: What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

A: The first test is to look at programs or cost centers in the federal government that increase greater than the annual growth rate. We must also eliminate programs which don't have a work requirement for individuals.

Source: iVoterGuide on 2020 Congressional TX-17 election , Oct 9, 2020

Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients.

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