Bloomberg: Trump Voters Would Be Hit Hardest by GOP’s Food Stamp Work Rules

By Alan Bjerga


May 10, 2018 


A House Republican plan to set stricter work rules for food stamp recipients would disproportionately affect low-income residents in states that supported Donald Trump for president and may imperil passage of farm legislation.


The work requirements are a priority for the president and are “something he will be encouraging,” White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said Wednesday.


The House may take up the farm bill containing the tougher work requirements next week. Yet the GOP is divided about how far the rules should go as the party campaigns to keep its majorities in the House and Senate in November’s elections.