Now that the 118th Congress is in session, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) has reintroduced the Let’s Get to Work Act, which “encourages Americans who are able to work to return to the workforce by ending the current suspension of work requirements” of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program), as well as establishing work requirements for those receiving public housing benefits.
Sen. Scott argues that these requirements have been incredibly lax since the pandemic’s significance has dwindled.
“For too long, the Left has waged a war on work. That needs to end today. Policies put in place during the pandemic to pay people more to sit at home than go back to work are the radical Left’s latest and boldest move to boost government dependency. If we let it go on, it will ruin our country. That’s why, today, I am reintroducing my Let’s Get to Work Act,” announced Scott.
In the past, Sen. Scott has been very vocal that he “grew up poor” and includes the fact that he lived in public housing. Coming from this circumstance, Scott says that “For our country to thrive, we need every American who can work to do so.”
“The American people want to work. People want to support themselves and their families, and be independent, not reliant on government programs. It’s time to get America back on track and leave the disastrous social and economic policies of Joe Biden and the radical leftists in power in the past where they belong. If we’re going to rescue America, it’s time to get back to work and I’ll be continuing my fight every day to get the Let’s Get to Work Act passed and signed into law,” said Scott.
The bill (in regard to the SNAP Program) grants exceptions to parents with children under 6 years old and parents who care for the incapacitated.