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H.R. 4154: No Welfare for the Wealthy Act of 2023

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Jeff Bezos, notable non-recipient of food assistance benefits, has a new $500 million yacht called Koru.


SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is the federal government’s initiative providing money for food assistance to low-income Americans. The program is still often nicknamed “food stamps,” even though it officially changed that name in 2008.

While the program is entirely federally funded, states each set their own rules, like the amount of financial assistance provided and income levels for eligibility.

41 states have an eligibility policy called Broad-Based Categorical Eligibilty, or BBCE. It allows a household to enroll in SNAP if they’re eligible to receive a mere *brochure *or *pamphlet *about it — for example, because they’re enrolled in another government program like Temporary Assistance for Needy …

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Ben Cline

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2023
Length: 2 pages
Jun 15, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Jun 15, 2023

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 15, 2023. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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9 Cosponsors (9 Republicans)

1% chance of being enacted (details)


Jun 15, 2023

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H.R. 4154 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4154. This is the one from the 118th Congress.

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