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McGovern Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposal to Restrict State Waivers for SNAP Work Requirements

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Washington, December 20, 2018 | comments
 
Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA) released the following statement in reaction to the Trump Administration’s announced plan restricting state flexibility in providing nutrition assistance to people who are currently looking for work:
“Instead of circumventing the will of Congress, the Trump Administration should read the Farm Bill the president just signed, which rejects changes to work requirements and categorical eligibility. In the meantime, let’s get one thing straight: most beneficiaries of SNAP who are able to work already have a job – they just earn so little that they still need assistance. 

“If the Administration really wants to shrink this program, then they should join with Democrats and support a higher minimum wage and paid family leave for workers. Instead, their proposed change adds to the struggle of those who are homeless or experiencing serious medical and mental health issues. We will fight this administration at every turn when they disrespect our nation’s most vulnerable. Shame on them.”


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