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Proposal: No Food Stamps If You Don’t Work or Volunteer

The bill would exclude children, seniors and disable people


A Republican congressman is looking to pass a bill that would limit food stamps to able-bodied adults who work or volunteer.

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The congressman called on Congress Sunday for the bill as the welfare program continues to grow, now with over 47 million people.  The proposal would require able-bodied adults to work or volunteer in order to qualify for food stamps. Disabled people, children and seniors would be excluded from the plan.

While many people would be in favor of the bill, some believe that it’s a terrible idea. Republican Chris Van Hollen said that many of the households that receive food stamps are working households and the bill would cut billions from the program over the next decade.

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