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Drug testing could be required for some food stamp recipients

Drug testing could be required for some food stamp recipients

In December, The New Food Economy's H. Claire Brown reported on Walker's decision to move forward with drug-testing requirements in Wisconsin, even though the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which funds and oversees the program nationally, had blocked him in the past. "Some of our states may have problems with the mandatory nature of the program, but every one of them agrees that increasing those [training] resources - if you're really serious about having a program about work - is really essential".

The proposal would target only a small portion of those participating in the federal program, officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), but colloquially referred to as the "food stamp" program. In March, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill that requires ABAWDs to work or volunteer at least 20 hours a week to receive benefits. It would increase enforcement of existing work requirements, especially for parents of school-age children and adults in their 50s. And counties with an unemployment rate above 10 percent could still seek a temporary waiver from work requirements. If someone is addicted to drugs, most people think they need help and support, not to have their benefits ripped away. "I don't have anything against people that get food stamps". States would also be required to provide training slots for every SNAP participant who needs one.

Sykes saysthe American Public Human Services Association is still mulling over whether three years is enough time to ramp up their training programs.

"I'm sure there are cases where it's an unreasonable thing, but I do think it's a just cause", another said.

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"Instead, we get these nasty soundbites, which do nothing but advance distortions about a group of people who are struggling". Some states, including ME, have tried to make junk food ineligible for purchase under SNAP. "If the administration wants to help these people, it ought to be advancing that they get paid a livable wage". Forty-two states now use broad-based categorical eligibility.

In sampling opinions around uptown, NBC Charlotte spoke with Josh Williams who said he has already been booted out of the food stamp program.

The farm bill, which needs to be reauthorized or extended in September, faces an uncertain future in Congress. The bulk of the bill's spending goes toward funding SNAP, which often proves the most contentious part of negotiations; late last month, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., issued a statement on behalf of Democrats denouncing "extreme, partisan policies being advocated by the majority".

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