House Approves Drug Abuse Screenings For Welfare Applicants (with Video)

By Emma Koch

February 25, 2013 Updated Feb 25, 2013 at 6:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- The house voted Monday 78-17 to approve a proposal that would screen Temporary Assistant for Needy Families program applicants for potential signs drug abuse.

The written screening test would identify whether the applicant was a possible drug abuser and those that were deemed as such would then have to complete a drug test. Those that test positive for drugs would then have to participate in a treatment program to continue to get their benefits.

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