make it rain up in here http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/dec/15/us-welfare-bill/ House passes bill to keep welfare program going The Associated Press Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 | 12:43 p.m. The nation's main welfare program would be funded for the next nine months under a bill passed Thursday by the House, which also banned recipients from accessing their benefits in strip clubs, liquor stores and casinos. A voice vote by the House approved the measure. The welfare provision is included in legislation to extend a payroll tax cut, but the separate bill was passed in case it's eliminated from the tax bill. Without the legislation, the welfare program would halt at midnight Dec. 31.