CLINTON: He fought to weaken the safety standards for manufactured housing and in-home building.
LAZIO: Thereís been nobody else in the House whoís stood up for poor people and to provide them with good- quality housing. Iíve been there for the homeless, Iíve been there to provide housing for people with AIDS. Iíve been there for people who rely on Section 8. Iím boosting homeownership for our young families.
CLINTON: In fact, Iíll be meeting with a group of public-housing tenants this evening because what their memory of that fight was, Mr. Lazio, is that you were trying to remove the caps from the limits that would in some way prohibit a lot of people from being able to have the public housing.
LAZIO: Do you understand that the standards that youíre talking about were endorsed by the administrationís Department of Housing and Urban Development? Do you understand that?
CLINTON: Do you understand that the standards Iím talking about, that you were trying to weaken, were said by the AARP that they would have put people in danger?
[As part of the Contract with America, within 100 days we pledge to bring to the House Floor the following bill]:
The Personal Responsibility Act:
Discourage illegitimacy and teen pregnancy by prohibiting welfare to minor mothers and denying increased AFDC for additional children while on welfare, cut spending for welfare programs, and enact a tough two-years-and-out provision with work requirements to promote individual responsibility.
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