Abraham: Food stamps shouldn’t be ‘a lifestyle’

Friday, April 13th, 2018
By Greg Hilburn,  Daily Advertiser

Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham said he considers work requirements for food stamps as an “on ramp to employment.”

The proposed 2018 Farm Bill introduced this week not only includes safety net provisions for farmers, but also the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps.

And the early version would require able-bodied adults ages 18 to 59 to work or participate in job training for 20 hours a week to qualify.

Abraham, R-Alto, is Louisiana’s only representative on the House Agriculture Committee where the bill will be heard.

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ABOUT RALPH

Dr. Ralph Abraham grew up in Northeast Louisiana and attended college at LSU. Married for 39 years, Ralph and his wife Dianne are the proud parents of three children. As a physician Ralph has made several mission trips worldwide, and has used his skills as a pilot in the military auxiliary and to fly humanitarian missions. As your elected representative, Ralph will bring the tenacity needed to get the job done effectively and the compassion to make sure it is done morally right. Learn More.

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