WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) applauded the House for adopting the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act (H.R. 3102):

“This bill makes getting Americans back to work a priority again for our nation’s welfare programs. Majority Leader Cantor and Chairman Lucas put together a set of common-sense reforms that strengthen the safety net for our nation’s poor, root out waste and fraud in the food stamp program, and save struggling taxpayers billions of dollars. But while we work to keep these programs strong and sustainable, a growing economy is the best weapon we have against poverty and hunger – and we’re going to keep working on solutions that create new jobs and expand opportunity for all Americans.”

NOTE: Learn more about H.R. 3102 here and see this infographic from Majority Leader Cantor’s office, which highlights the importance of reforming our nation’s nutrition safety net.