|Posted on 9/5/2018 2:53:00 PM.|
A conference committee has started discussions on a new Farm Bill on Capitol Hill, with Republicans pushing for major reforms to food stamp eligibility. Congressman Ralph Abraham from Richland Parish is on the committee and he supports a work or educational requirement for an able bodied adult to be eligible for SNAP.
Abraham says employers are desperate for labor, and this is a good step towards pushing the unemployed into the workforce.
|Ralph Abraham, SNAP reform, Farm Bill, work requirements|
|Posted on 4/13/2018 5:08:00 AM.|
|The proposed Federal Farm bill contains work requirements
for able-bodied 18 to 59-year-olds who receive SNAP benefits. A beneficiary would have to work or enrolled
in a work training program at least 20 hours a week. Republican Congressman
Ralph Abraham says the requirement will filter out persons who choose to take advantage
of the welfare system.|
“I’m sure there are
some that want to work, but again… if they want to be recipients of this SNAP
program, then they are going to have to ‘get in the game’ and do what we ask
them to do,” said Abraham.
|SNAP, work requirements, Ralph Abraham|