In 1996 a bipartisan Congress worked together to pass landmark welfare reform legislation that instituted work requirements, created job training initiatives, and paved a way for millions of Americans to escape welfare’s endless cycle of poverty. Over time, government bureaucrats eroded these successes by waiving those work requirements, eliminating asset tests, and expanding eligibility. By 2015, nearly 46 million individuals were dependent on food stamps, an increase of 62 percent since 2008. But hope is not lost – through our welfare reforms, FGA is reversing this trend. By 2019, our solutions will put 3.4 million individuals back on the path to freedom and prosperity.