The battle over food assistance work requirements is picking up with a new Republican proposal from Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., who plans to drop a bill today to increase the age limit for SNAP work requirements.
The Senate on Thursday night gave final congressional approval to a $1.5 trillion bill to fund the government for fiscal 2022, more than five months after the budget year started. The Senate’s 68-31 vote clears the bill for President Biden’s signature.
House Democrats who were poised to pass the $1.7 trillion Build Back Better bill last night decided to recess until this morning, after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy took the floor to speak at about 8:38 p.m. and kept talking until past 1 a.m.