On the House floor today, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) discussed next week’s legislative schedule, which will include a measure regarding the SNAP program, The Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act.
Rep. Cantor stated that, “The House will also consider the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act, authored by Agriculture chairman, Representative FRANK LUCAS. This legislation restores the intent of the bipartisan welfare reforms adopted in 1996 to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It also refocuses the program on those who need it most. No law-abiding beneficiary who meets the income and asset tests of the current program and is willing to comply with the applicable work requirements will lose his benefits under the bill.”