Johnson Supports USDA Efforts To Encourage Employment

Johnson Supports USDA Efforts To Encourage Employment

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized a rule impacting able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) benefits. This rule significantly reduces waivers, requiring ABAWDs to enroll in a training program, pursue higher education, or seek employment in order to remain eligible for SNAP benefits. U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations, issued the following statement applauding USDA’s announcement

“We all know education and work provide dignity and economic opportunity,” said Johnson. “The stats are clear. Nearly 75 percent of able-bodied SNAP recipients don’t work. The unemployment rate is at an all-time low. Simply put, people who can work, should work. I applaud the administration for crafting a rule that supports adults as they transition towards and into employment.”


4 Replies to “Johnson Supports USDA Efforts To Encourage Employment”

    1. Anonymous

      Then it would make sense to flood the country with low-skill, third-world immigrants.

      Notice Johnson doesn’t mention the stats of who is using taxpayer dollars for free food? Refugees? Illegal Aliens?

  1. America First

    I’m sick of my tax dollars being abused by immigrants and illegals, and other lazy loafers who take advantage of the system actual Americans built and maintain.