Trump may allow states to drug test food stamp recipients

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The Trump administration may allow states to require mandatory drug testing for food stamp recipients. (KGO-TV)

The Trump administration may allow states to require mandatory drug testing for food stamp recipients.

Conservatives support the idea.
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Testing would apparently only affect about five percent of participants in the "supplemental nutrition assistance program."

The drug testing topic has been brought up before.

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Back in 2015, a lawsuit filed by Wisconsin's governor against the USDA for blocking drug tests was eventually thrown out.

That ruling said testing would be costly and cumbersome.

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