Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst Call for Drug Screening for TANF, UI Applicants

Tuesday, November 13, 2012  •  Austin, Texas

Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called on the Texas Legislature to enact 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. State Sen. Jane Nelson has pre-filed a bill for the upcoming legislative session to require drug screening for TANF applicants.

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