OSP Responds to the House Vote on 2018 Farm Bill

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to deliver needed food stamp reform to millions of able-bodied adults trapped in welfare dependency with the failure of the 2018 House Farm Bill. The Opportunity Solutions Project (OSP) urges members of the House to continue to advocate for expanded work requirements and other commonsense … Continued

OSP Responds to the 2018 Farm Bill Manager’s Amendment

Washington, D.C. — The Manager’s Amendment to the 2018 House Farm Bill is an important step forward in moving millions of able-bodied adults from welfare to work. The Opportunity Solutions Project (OSP) urges members of the House of Representatives to vote in support of the Amendment, which further emphasizes work within the food stamp program. … Continued

Poll Finds Massachusetts’ Second District Wants Welfare Reform

Results from a poll released this week by the Opportunity Solutions Project (OSP) found that voters in Massachusetts’ second district support food stamp welfare reforms included in the 2018 Farm Bill, The poll found that 75% of district two voters support requiring able-bodied, working-age adults to work or participate in a job training program at … Continued

Voters in Minnesota’s Seventh District Show Support for Welfare Reform

A recent poll released this week found that voters of all major political affiliations in Minnesota’s seventh district are overwhelmingly in favor of six key welfare reform measures presented in the 2018 Farm Bill. The poll, conducted by Opportunity Solutions Project (OSP), found that voters particularly support reforms that promote the dignity of work, preserve the integrity … Continued

More than 200 state legislators call on USDA to implement work-focused reforms

Washington, DC – Today, the Opportunity Solutions Project (OSP) submitted a letter on behalf of 200 state legislators in 27 states encouraging the United State Department of Agriculture to implement reforms that prioritize work and move able-bodied adults from welfare to work. The letter states: “We have witnessed the positive effects of work on those … Continued

OSP Urges USDA to Promote Work in Food Stamp Program

Washington, DC – Today, the Opportunity Solutions Project (OSP) submitted comments in response to USDA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for able-bodied adults without dependents in the food stamp program.Based on experiences in the states, OSP urged USDA to consider reforms that promote self-sufficiency and will move able-bodied adults in the food stamp program from … Continued

West Virginia Values Work and Integrity in Public Assistance

The Opportunity Solutions Project applauds West Virginia Governor Jim Justice for signing House Bill 4001, officially enacting measures to fight welfare fraud and move able-bodied adults from welfare to work. “With his signature, Governor Justice has joined the legislature in making clear that the power of work and the integrity of public assistance programs are … Continued

Ohio Voters Ready for Welfare Reform

  Voters in Ohio are in favor of welfare reform, the results of a recent poll confirm. The poll, conducted by Opportunity Solutions Project, indicates that a majority of voters in Ohio support key welfare reform measures that would reduce government dependency and preserve valuable resources for the truly needy. The poll found broad political … Continued

Voters in Eight New Hampshire Towns Support Welfare Reform

The results of recent polls have concluded that voters in eight New Hampshire towns overwhelmingly support welfare reform. Voters in the towns polled, which include Manchester, Nashua, and Salem, among others, voiced support for welfare reforms currently being considered in the New Hampshire legislature. The polls, conducted by Opportunity Solutions Project, concluded that voters in … Continued

Voters in New Hampshire Show Support for Welfare Reform

A majority of voters in New Hampshire want welfare reform, according to results from a recent poll. The poll revealed that the majority of New Hampshire voters are in favor of five key welfare reform measures, particularly those that involve preventing welfare fraud in order to preserve resources for truly needy individuals in the state. … Continued