Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act, by a vote of 217-210. Rep. Kristi Noem voted in favor of the legislation which provides comprehensive reforms to the food stamp program. The House previously passed the farm program portion of the Farm Bill. With today's passage of the food stamp portion of the bill, the House and Senate can now begin reconciling the differences between their respective bills in conference.
"This bill puts integrity back into the food stamp program to ensure that those who need assistance the most receive it," said Rep. Noem. "These reforms return work incentives to the program while curbing fraud, waste and abuse and refocusing benefits on families most in need. We need to ensure we have good policies in place that people can get behind and support, and I believe this bill does that. I'm pleased that the Farm Bill is now one step closer to completion."