Washington, D.C. — A new video, released today by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), highlights the work-oriented solutions proposed in the 2018 Farm Bill to combat the growing dependency crisis in America.
The video, which features Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Mike Conaway, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Republican members of the House Agriculture Committee Glenn Thompson and Ted Yoho, showcases their efforts to refocus the food stamp program on work to lift people welfare to self-sufficiency.
Despite a near-record low unemployment rate and millions of available jobs, the number of able-bodied adults on food stamps remains at record high levels. Work requirements have been proven to move able-bodied adults from welfare to work, cutting time spent on welfare in half and more than doubling their incomes, on average.
The Trump administration, governors, and a majority of American voters have voiced support for work requirements for able-bodied adults on food stamps. The proposed House Farm Bill expands work requirements to more able-bodied adults, empowering more Americans to experience the power of work and ensuring the integrity of the food stamp program.
The full video can be viewed here.
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.