On June 23, 1994, Donna Shalala, Secretary of
Health and Human Services,
spoke at a National Press Club luncheon. Secretary Shalala presented the
Clinton Administration's welfare reform proposal. The "Work and
Responsibility Act of 1994" includes incentives such as job training and
child care designed to encourage welfare recipients into the workforce.
Donna Shalala took aim at the recent campaign of the conservative group
"Empower America". The Secretary characterizes the conservative's position
as "draconian . . . abolishing all forms of public assistance to young,
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