December 6, 2017
The Department of Agriculture is considering possible changes to the country’s food stamp program.
In a letter released Tuesday, the USDA acting Deputy Undersecretary Brandon Lipps called to give states — quote –‘”greater flexibility” in how each oversees the program.
Reports say the move could allow states to begin administering drug tests or adding stricter work requirements for food stamp recipients.
The policies have long been sought after by Republicans, and were repeatedly blocked during the Obama administration.
This comes after President Trump hinted welfare reforms may be next on his agenda after tackling tax reform.