Today, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) praised Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas Department for Children & Families Secretary Phyllis Gilmore for their decision to allow a federal waiver of the “work requirement for food stamps” to expire on September 30th.
Rep. Huelskamp made the following statement:
“Adults who aren’t disabled and have no dependents should not get food stamps unless they’re working, looking for work, being trained for work, or performing volunteer work. I applaud Governor Brownback and Secretary Gilmore for refusing to accept President Obama’s waiver of the federal work requirements and promoting employment over welfare dependency.”
Huelskamp continued: “In Congress, I’ve led the effort to enact and enforce similar workfare requirements in all 50 states. I introduced both the bill and the Farm Bill amendment that would implement common sense work requirements. As a nation, we must rein in out-of-control spending. Implementing these reforms will help get us back on track to reducing our deficits and promote paychecks over welfare checks.”