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House Republicans are laying the groundwork for a fresh effort to overhaul the food stamp program during Donald Trump's presidency, with the possibility of new work and eligibility requirements for millions of people.
The GOP majority on the House Agriculture Committee released a two-year review of the program on Wednesday that stops short of making specific policy recommendations, but hints at areas where Republicans could focus: strengthening work requirements and perhaps issuing new ones, tightening some eligibility requirements or providing new incentives to encourage food stamp recipients to buy healthier foods.
"There's nothing off the table when it comes to looking at solutions around these areas where we think improvements need to be made," the committee chairman, Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, said in an interview with The Associated Press.
He noted there is nothing in the review that suggests "gutting" or getting rid of the program, which he said serves a critical mission.
The food stamp program, called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) now serves about 43.6 million people and cost $74 billion in 2015. Participation in the program rose sharply as the country suffered a recession. The program now costs roughly twice what it did in 2008.
This program needs some stiff rules I refuse to shop at Walmart on the first of the month because of so many people shopping with their food stamp card SOME OF THEM HAVE 3 SHOPPING CART'S FULL
Yes It is about time want to eat work for it !! and No food stamps to Illegal Aliens Period Go Home !!.
I do not think a person should be on food stamps their entire life unless they are severely handicapped. In some families it has become generational with no desire whatsoever to get a job or improve themselves in some way. There should be a time limit put on any and all forms of welfare. Enough IS enough !
They put the cart before the horse, jobs first!
Tell those who are on that program they must attend a trade school and learn a trade
and work at that trade for a total of I year in order to get supplement food stamps
for their family figured on amount the are earning and size of family
It workd in Oregon and a few other states and should be done in ALL STATES.
WAIT A MINUTE !!!!!!! the current resident of 1600 pennsylvania avenue says that the economy is great. if that is so then why are more people receiving assistance from the government more than ever