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How States Can Move People From Welfare to Work, Sidestepping Team Biden’s Ban
The Biden administration is blocking states from moving people from welfare to work. The federal government has banned state work requirements for food-stamp recipients since March 2020, and the Biden team is continuing this counterproductive restriction through at least April. Fortunately, there’s a work-requirement workaround that states should quickly pass in 2023.
Congress enacted the work-requirement ban at the pandemic’s start, and it stays in place as long as the executive branch maintains the public-health emergency. The Biden administration is set to extend the emergency for the 12th time, and no wonder: It’s faced sustained pressure from the media and activists to continue it precisely because it means keeping millions more people on welfare programs, including food stamps.