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WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump tweeted support today for U.S. Sen. John Kennedy’s (R-La.) call to add work requirements for food stamps to the final version of the Farm Bill.  

“I would like to thank President Trump for supporting this important reform to the food stamp program.  We need to help people thrive,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “I don’t want to take food stamps away from people in need.  I want fewer people to need food stamps.  And the best way to do that is to implement a work requirement for food stamps.  As the House Farm Bill provides, if you are between 18 and 59, aren’t disabled and don’t have a child under six, you can still get food stamps but you also have to work 20 hours a week.  We will help you get a job; thanks to the tax cuts passed by President Trump and Congress, employers are begging for workers.  The goal of every government welfare program, including food stamps, should be to help people get a job.  There is dignity in work!”