Find your legislators by address, ZIP code or name
H.R.4731: Welfare Reform Act of 2014
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||social welfare|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Jim Jordan, R-Ohio|
|Total Cosponsors||13 (All Republicans)|
|Introduced||May 22, 2014|
|Latest Major Action||Nov. 17, 2014|
|See it on||GovTrack|
|See it on||C-SPAN|
- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
Welfare Reform Act of 2014 - Amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to declare that it should be the purpose of the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP, formerly the food stamp program) to increase employment, encourage healthy marriage, and promote prosperous self-sufficiency, which means the ability of households to maintain an income above the poverty level without services and benefits from the federal government.
Declares that food or a food product shall be considered a food under such Act only if it is a bare essential (as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture [USDA]).
Defines "able-bodied, work capable adult" and "physically or mentally incapable of work."
Prescribes additional conditions of participation, denying SNAP eligibility, for instance, to any able-bodied, work-capable adult who: (1) refuses to register for employment or without good cause accept an offer of employment at a certain wage, (2) refuses without good cause to ...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|Nov. 17, 2014||Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.|
|July 7, 2014||Referred to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition.|
|May 23, 2014||Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
|May 22, 2014||Referred to House Education and the Workforce|
|May 22, 2014||Referred to House Energy and Commerce|
|May 22, 2014||Referred to House Rules|
|May 22, 2014||Referred to House Budget|
|May 22, 2014||Referred to House Ways and Means|
|May 22, 2014||Referred to House Agriculture|