As President Obama again seeks bipartisan solutions from Congress after his State of the Union speech, he can note one reform nearing passage: Support for states to nudge food stamp recipients into job training and jobs.
The agreed-upon cuts to food stamps are significantly less than what the House had requested, but double what the Senate had proposed. The compromise could be introduced on the House floor Wednesday.
Working-age people are now the majority recipients of food stamps, replacing children and seniors as the traditional primary beneficiaries, a new analysis shows. Federal spending on food stamps has doubled since 2008.