WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act:
“Since President Obama took office nearly five years ago, more Americans are on food stamps than ever before. Due to enrollment techniques and participation thresholds used by the Administration, taxpayers are spending $80 billion a year for a program that reaches beyond its original intent.
“The bill passed by the House ensures that the SNAP program is sustainable for those who truly need assistance. By eliminating a state’s ability to waive work requirements for able-bodied Americans, it also encourages self-sufficiency. I’m pleased that the House moved forward today on responsible reforms to our nation’s nutrition programs while reducing wasteful spending by $40 billion.”