President George W. Bush addresses the audience during a program honoring graduates of welfare-to-work programs in the East Room Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003. "In the seven years since welfare was reformed, millions of Americans have shared in this experience. Their lives and our country are better off. Today, more than 2 million fewer families are on welfare -- 2 million fewer than in 1996. It's a reduction of 54 percent," said the President. White House photo by Paul Morse.