Senate Committee on Workfare, Special, Interim - 70th R.S. (1987)

Committee Members


  • Conduct a thorough study of the state's AFDC [Aid to Families with Dependent Children] program and other elements of the welfare system in order to determine if it is possible to reduce long-term welfare dependency and its associated costs by encouraging self sufficiency and employment. The committee will study other states' experiences with workfare and other welfare reform programs and assess the implications of proposed changes in federal law. The committee will attempt to determine the need for, and availability of, a variety of support services and programs such as child care, transportation, health insurance, education and job training. Other topics include child support enforcement, benefit levels, pro-family aspects of welfare reform and issues related to child welfare.


Appointed 10/15/1987. (Letters from William P. Hobby, Lieutenant Governor of Texas, October 15, 1987. See Lieutenant Governor Hobby Appointments, L1803.1 P926la 1987-90 3.)

Created and charged by the Lieutenant Governor pursuant to his authority under Senate Rule 94(b). Charge text is quoted in the report.

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