Ryan Gatti

August 24, 2018

SNAP work requirements hurt poor families

Shortly after Labor Day, a House-Senate conference committee will meet to debate the two competing versions of the farm bill. The main issue that could derail this important bill is a proposed work requirement for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients contained in the House measure.

Number of the Day

192,000 - Number of Louisianans who would be affected by the punitive work requirements included in the House version of the farm bill.  (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)