House Speaker Mccarthy wants to change food stamp access

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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is pitching changes to the federal food stamp program that would increase the number of people who have to show they’re working to be eligible to receive help with their groceries.

The proposal is a part of a larger legislative framework to raise the nation’s debt limit for one year, while scaling back federal spending.

Right now, many people ages 18-50 who rely on food stamps are subject to work reporting requirements. McCarthy is looking to raise that age range to 56. Advocates worry that shift, if passed, could mean people get shut out of the program.


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