The GOP’s Progress on Work and Welfare
Some Republicans aren’t enthused about the debt-ceiling deal that Speaker Kevin McCarthy brokered with President Biden—not enough spending cuts, too few policy concessions. But one reason the deal is worth passing: The provisions on work and welfare are incremental progress the GOP can build on.
The Fiscal Responsibility Act makes several changes to social safety net programs, notably food stamps. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program imposes a three-month limit on able-bodied adults under age 50 without dependent children—unless they work or train 20 hours a week.