Food Stamp Reforms Gaining Traction In The House

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A top House Republican appears to be convincing some wary conservatives to support an overhaul of the food stamp program that’s included in the 2018 farm bill.

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas) on Friday held a listening session on the legislation to talk about the provision that would expand work requirements and shift a substantial portion of food stamp funding from benefits to job training.

“The more that I was able to talk to folks about the specifics of what we do, the better they like it, so I’m encouraged by the reaction,” Conaway told reporters Friday.

The legislation passed out of the Agriculture Committee earlier this month on a party-line vote, but Conaway needs the support of some of the more conservative members of his party if the legislation stands a chance of passing the House.



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