On this day: August 22

Published On: Aug 20 2012 05:42:29 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 22 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Teddy Roosevelt goes for a historic ride, tennis player Althea Gibson breaks racial barriers, The Supremes hit No. 1 for the first time, and Nolan Ryan notches his 5,000 career strikeout, all on this day.

OTD August 22 - Welfare reform
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U.S. Social Security Administration

1996: Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law in the form of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, representing a major shift in U.S. welfare policy. The bill, which was a cornerstone of the Republican Contract with America, added a workforce development component to welfare legislation, encouraging employment among the poor.

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