Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

RSC Steering Committee Urges Inclusion of Work Requirements in Farm Bill

Jun 26, 2018
Press Release

Washington - The Steering Committee of the Republican Study Committee released the following statement as the Farm Bill is expected to be voted on by the Senate:

“As the Senate considers passage of the Farm Bill, they should include the work and job training requirements as passed in the House version. Work and job training requirements will break countless men and women from the cycle of poverty. These requirements are about hope, not judgement. We do not want any American to say they never had a chance to succeed. For this reason, many House conservatives will not consider any conferenced version of the Farm Bill that does not include beneficial work and job training reforms to SNAP.”

Background: The White House transmitted the following Statement of Administration Policy on the Farm Bill to Congress:

“The bill misses key opportunities to reform the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Most notably, the bill does not strengthen work requirements for able-bodied working age adults. The bill also fails to close eligibility loopholes and target benefits to the neediest households as proposed in the President’s Budgets for FY 2018 and FY 2019. It also fails to better align SNAP Employment and Training with other Federal workforce programs.”