House Farm Bill aims to put people on welfare to work

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After two decades without any substantial federal welfare reform, the House of Representatives delivered desperately needed change with Thursday’s passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. The House Farm Bill follows 2018’s trend of welfare reform momentum, building on the Trump administration’s executive order calling on agencies to promote work within welfare programs. The House Farm Bill also builds on successful reforms implemented in states like Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, and Wisconsin.

It’s a historic moment, and one that should be celebrated — millions of Americans will now have the opportunity to experience the power and independence of work.