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 welfare to work, including:
  • Eliminating current waivers and regulatory loopholes to the work requirement
  • Strengthened work requirements for able-bodied adults, including applying the work requirement to 50-year-old able-bodied adults, who are currently exempt
  • Adopting recommendations from the Office of Inspector General to ensure the regulations comply with statutory requirements

OSP’s full comments can be downloaded here.

Opportunity Solutions Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization that seeks to improve lives by advocating for public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, individual liberty, and a limited, accountable government.