Gov. Perry, Lawmakers Call for Drug Screening for TANF, UI Applicants
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Conroe, Texas
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Conroe, Texas Press Release Gov. Perry, Lawmakers Call for Drug Screening for TANF, UI Applicants
Gov. Rick Perry was joined by Sen. Tommy Williams, Rep. Brandon Creighton and other lawmakers to call for reforms to the state’s welfare and unemployment benefit programs, including authorizing drug screenings for those applying for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Sen. Jane Nelson has pre-filed a bill for the upcoming legislative session to require drug screening for TANF applicants, and Sen. Williams plans to file a bill to require drug screening for UI applicants. They were also joined by representatives from the Texas Association of Business and National Federation of Independent Business.