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