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House passes bill to block White House from waiving welfare work rules

WASHINGTON — Renewing a political fight from last year’s presidential campaign, House Republicans passed a bill Wednesday that would prevent the Obama administration from waiving work requirements in the landmark 1996 welfare overhaul law.

Republicans say President Obama is trying to weaken work requirements in the law — a claim that is disputed by administration officials and Democrats in Congress.

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