Arrington on USDA’s Proposed SNAP Rule

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX19) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a proposed rule that would “restore the original intent of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)” by tightening state waivers for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD).

“I applaud Secretary Perdue and the Trump Administration for finishing the job House Republicans started to ensure that able-bodied adults on Food Stamps work in order to receive assistance,” said Arrington.  

“I am proud that 18 of the 21 House-passed reforms to the Food Stamp Program made it in the final 2018 Farm Bill.

“We have a growing economy and millions of surplus jobs – it’s time we pull those in poverty up and out of the welfare trap of government dependence and ensure those who are capable of working do so.”

See USDA’s press release here.

See the proposed rule here.