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Republicans introducing requirements for SNAP recipients

Republicans introducing requirements for SNAP recipients

May 16, 2018 01:11 PM

House Republicans are introducing new work and job training requirements for adults who receive food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Those requirements will be included in the massive new farm bill, which is scheduled for a vote in the house on Friday.

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It would require able-bodied adults between ages 18 and 59 who don't have children ages 6 or under to work a minimum of 20 hours a week or be in job training.

Republicans argue it's about moving recipients into the workforce.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi last month denounced the GOP drafted bill as "Radical" and "Harmful" and destined to increase hunger.

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