The House is expected to vote Wednesday on an agreement in principle that would raise the debt ceiling while reducing government spending.
The agreement, known as the Fiscal Responsibility Act, includes a temporary expansion of work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The updates would allow veterans, the homeless and others to qualify for food stamps and raise the age for work requirements to 54-years-old. The changes would sunset in 2030.
The Congressman from South Dakota, Dusty Johnson, a lawmaker who had proposed stricter work requirements for SNAP in the next farm bill, tells Brownfield he pushed for the work requirement expansion.