Congressman Fred Keller applauds USDA publishing final rule on SNAP reform

December 4, 2019
Press Release
Says changes for able-bodied adults without dependents will encourage work and bring integrity to the program

Washington, D.C. — The United States Department of Agriculture announced on Wednesday that the agency has published a final rule that would reform the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for able-bodied adults without dependents.

 

At a time when unemployment is at historic lows, and more jobs are open than there are people to fill them, the new SNAP rule encourages participation in the workforce rather than dependence on government assistance.

 

On the final rule, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) made the following statement:

 

“I applaud President Donald Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for publishing this final rule today that brings long overdue reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for able-bodied adults without dependents.

 

“By setting clear expectations and encouraging workforce participation, the final rule will bring about program integrity by weeding out waste, fraud, and abuse while incentivizing able-bodied adults without dependents to find sustainable careers or participate in many government-sponsored education and training programs offered to those transitioning into the workforce.

 

“Government works best when it is closest to the people. This final rule will allow for targeted assistance and incentivize a transition from dependence to independence for those able to participate in the dignity of work.”

 

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