Jeb Bush’s Welfare Policy Ends Food Stamps, Housing Aid Programs

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s welfare policy gives money to states in place of food stamp, housing assistance and cash welfare programs, according to policy outline provided by campaign.

  • Bush, if elected, would end Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP program); Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Policy would give money to states in form of “Right to Rise Grants” in place of programs; grants would incl. work requirements and time limits for able-bodied adults
  • NOTE: Bush to speak at policy forum in S.C. on Saturday where he’s expected to discuss welfare reform
  • Bush says as president he will “promote marriage as the most reliable route to family stability and resources”
    • “States will be encouraged to find ways to promote parenthood and successful marriages": statement
    • Bush says he’ll focus child support enforcement system on collecting payments