WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX), a senior member of the House Committee on Agriculture, released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act.
“The Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act closes loopholes in our nutrition assistance programs and prevents abuse so that we can focus on helping the families most in need,” Neugebauer said.
H.R. 3102 includes some of the reforms Neugebauer proposed in H.R. 1510, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Improvement Act. The bill passed today saves taxpayers $40 billion over ten years through a series of targeted reforms.
“The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides critical assistance to families that have hit hard times,” Neugebauer said. “But it was never meant to support one in every seven Americans. These reforms won’t affect anyone who legitimately qualifies for assistance. They will simply allow us to better target our assistance to eligible families.”
Neugebauer also noted that H.R. 3102 was a critical step forward in passing farm policy. “My priority is passing a Farm Bill that gives our farmers and ranchers the certainty they need to help feed and clothe America. This bill moves us towards that goal, and I’m looking forward to making progress on farm policy in the coming weeks.”