Obama Received Praise From Republicans For Helping Implement Welfare-To-Work In The State Senate In 1997
A new ad from the Romney campaign hits President Obama, alleging the President gutted the Clinton administration's welfare reform bill from 1996. As a State Senator in 1997, President Obama received praise from Republicans for his help in implementing the welfare-to-work requirements at the state level.
Illinois State Senator Dave Syverson:" I would like to take a second to—to thank Senator Obama for the—the hours of time that he spent with us in trying to work out a plan that is acceptable and workable.”
Illinois State Senator Kathy Parker:“I would like to commend the Chairman, Senator Syverson, who did a lot of work on this issue, and Senator Obama, for his bipartisan support and work, and all of the comments that were made here."
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.