New work requirements for some SNAP recipients included in debt limit deal

Some limitations on TANF made it into Saturday’s agreement, but work requirements for Medicaid were dropped

By: - May 31, 2023 8:43 am

A sign alerting customers about SNAP benefits is displayed at a grocery store in New York City(Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images/Maryland Matters).

WASHINGTON — The holiday weekend debt ceiling deal struck by President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy preserves in part new work requirements for some food stamp recipients but now with exceptions for certain populations, including veterans.


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Ashley Murray
Ashley Murray

Ashley Murray covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include domestic policy and appropriations.