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Editorial: Republicans Push For New Food Stamp Laws + 10 Other GOP Farm Bill Changes

Editorial: Republicans Push For New Food Stamp Laws + 10 Other GOP Farm Bill Changes

Create A Food Stamp Registry:
In a party that opposes universal background checks for gun purchases on the grounds that it could lead to a national federal gun registry, at least one Republican believes cataloging and publicizing food purchases is a good idea. Pennsylvania Republican Tom Marino has proposed an amendment that “requires the USDA to publicly disclose the foods purchased with SNAP benefits and their costs in an online, searchable, comparable database.”

Photo ID For Food Stamps:
Considering the widespread Republican support for voter ID requirements, it’s no surprise that an amendment by West Virginia David McKinley would force all states to require anyone using their food stamp benefits to present photo identification when they purchase food. States would get three years to “design and implement their own photo identification requirement programs.” His home state of West Virginia considered an identification requirement for voters in 2011.

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