Do You Believe Some Who Receive Food Stamps Should Be Subject To Work Requirements? [POLL]
On Thursday, House Republicans released their version of the next Farm Bill. Included in the Farm Bill is a controversial measure that would require stricter work requirements from some who receive food stamps. According to POLITICO, the proposal would only impact some between the ages of 18 and 59.
Under the proposal, between 5 million and 7 million SNAP recipients would be subject to stricter work requirements than the program has now, according to a briefing from the committee. Adults between the ages of 18 and 59 who are not disabled, pregnant or caring for a child under the age of 6 would be required to either work or enroll in a training program for at least 20 hours a week.
The bill would create a much larger pool of money for work training programs that help SNAP recipients, bringing the funds from $90 million to $1 billion in just three years. The plan mandate that states provide a training slot for all SNAP recipients subject to the work requirement, though it's far from clear states would have the capacity to do so.
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