2013 Legislative Sesssion
4:15 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Texas Senate OKs Drug Tests for People on Welfare

The scene inside a San Antonio food bank, where displaced residents applied for government benefits including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. The Texas Senate OK'd potential drug tests for TANF recipients.
Lance Cheung, USDA

The Texas Senate voted unanimously today to require drug testing for Texans on welfare.

SB 11 would require Texans who get cash from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to be given a drug screening questionnaire. The answers to the questions could lead to drug testing.

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