Grothman on President Trump’s SNAP Improvements

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Washington, December 4, 2019 | Timothy Svoboda (2022252476) | comments

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final rule that promotes work for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). This rule will encourage these individuals, who are capable of working, to find jobs and the dignity that comes with earning a paycheck.

Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) introduced a bill that would have accomplished the same objective last Congress, and issued the following statement about today’s rule:

“I am glad to see that President Trump and his administration are taking the initiative on welfare reform. I am glad that we have a President who is putting the best interest of the country at the forefront,” said Grothman. “This is an important step in reforming welfare programs to help free capable individuals from government dependence and empower them to achieve the American Dream. I believe we should provide assistance to those who have fallen on hard times, but these work requirement waivers have been a part of an unfortunate trend of government laws and regulations that create disincentives for individuals to work. Many times the system under previous administrations encouraged recipients not to work, discouraged recipients from marrying and encouraged the sale of food stamps. Making work requirements mandatory will address all of these problems.”

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U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman is serving his third term representing Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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