White House promises welfare overhaul details early next year

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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 3:58 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will provide details of its plans to overhaul welfare in the first few weeks of 2018, a White House spokeswoman said on Monday.

"This is something that the president has a great deal of interest in and I think you can count on probably the first part of next year seeing more specifics and details come out on that," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told a press briefing when asked about Trump's comment earlier on Monday that "people are taking advantage of the system."

(Reporting by James Oliphant; Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by Eric Beech)