Thursday, June 24, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Sen. Hatch Wants Welfare Recipients Drug Tested

Jobless people seeking unemployment benefits or welfare should be required to undergo mandatory drug testing, according to a new proposal by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), CBS News reported June 16.

Hatch is seeking to amend a tax-breaks and social-programs bill to allow the government to withhold aid to persons who fail drug tests, though he suggested that states could enroll offenders in drug-treatment programs. Read Full Story...

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