FGA Responds to New Food Stamp Rule

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Naples, FL — Today, the Trump administration finalized a rule intended to close loopholes that allowed states to waive long-standing food stamp work requirements for able-bodied adults.  

“Work requirements work. The Trump administration understands this and is pursuing smart policy in an effort to move millions off the sidelines and back into the workforce,” said Kristina Rasmussen, senior fellow at FGA. “By closing loopholes exploited under the Clinton and Obama administrations and ensuring that work requirements hew more closely to their statutory intent, this rule should stand firm against any misguided lawsuits meant to derail the movement to reform welfare.

“Now it’s time for governors to follow the law—and the lead of the 16 states who have already done away with these waivers—and help more people find work.”

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The Foundation for Government Accountability is a non-profit, multi-state think tank that specializes in health care, welfare, and work reform. To learn more, visit TheFGA.org.