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Trump Voters Would Be Hit Hardest by GOP’s Food Stamp Work Rules

  • Republican plan may go to House floor for vote next week
  • Democrats united in opposition to tightening work requirements
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A House Republican plan to set stricter work rules for food stamp recipients would disproportionately affect low-income residents in states that supported Donald Trump for president and may imperil passage of farm legislation.

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, a Texas Republican, said after a White House meeting with Trump on Thursday that the president "is keen on work requirements being a part" of the bill and offered to help pass a plan.