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Hillary Clinton To Get Limited Welfare Role

The White House, dismissing suggestions that Hillary Rodham Clinton will have a “formal role” in welfare policy, said, however, on Monday that she will travel widely to see how states are handling the first overhaul of the system in six decades.

White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry, accompanying the president at an 18-nation Asian economic summit in Manila, said Clinton expects his wife to “help the administration successfully implement” the welfare overhaul that takes effect next July 1.

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