Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives successfully delivered desperately-needed welfare reform with the passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) commends lawmakers for their commitment to reforms that will lift millions of Americans out of welfare dependency.
These reforms will expand work requirements helping millions of able-bodied Americans move from welfare to work and become self-sufficient. In addition, the reforms will close loopholes within the food stamp program that will restore the integrity of the program and ensure that resources are available for the truly needy. With nearly seven million open jobs across the nation and a near record-low unemployment rate, there has never been a better time to begin to move the millions of able-bodied adults out of dependency through commonsense work requirements.
“Today, lawmakers within the House of Representatives gave millions of Americans the opportunity to experience the freedom and power of work by passing the commonsense welfare reforms within the House Farm Bill. These reforms will close loopholes within the food stamp program that will restore the integrity of the program and ensure that resources are available for the truly needy,” said Tarren Bragdon, CEO and President of FGA. “Members of the House should be applauded for their commitment to move able-bodied Americans back to work.”
The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) is a non–profit, multi–state think tank that specializes in health care, welfare, and work reform. To learn more, visit TheFGA.org.