Food Stamp Drug Testing Could Become A Thing

WASHINGTON -- A top Republican wants the federal government to spend half a billion dollars so states can make people on food stamps pass drug tests.

Legislation Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) proposes would cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program spending by $1.2 billion, then plow $600 million into grants for states to carry out drug testing programs. 

Federal law doesn't currently allow states to drug test food stamp recipients, an obstacle that has prevented Republicans in...

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