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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate today to advocate that work requirements be added for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP, in the final version of the Farm Bill.

“Government assistance was designed to be an off-ramp to help people leave poverty in their tracks, but it’s become a parking lot,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “People are stuck there, impoverished, with no exit in sight.  Farm Bill conferees will have the rare chance to fix it.  I want to urge my colleagues to consider adding a work requirement to SNAP in the final version of the Farm Bill.  I want an America that spends less money on food stamps because fewer Americans need help putting food on the table.  We owe it to the American taxpayer, and to every American who relies on SNAP, to reform the program so that it works as it was originally intended.”

Click here or the photo below to watch Sen. Kennedy’s full floor speech.