By Emily M. SmithSource Associated PressMay 09, 2018 04:11:06President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s considering expanding a program aimed at helping low-income children start a family and that he’ll likely sign an executive order to do so, in a tweet that was the first time he has mentioned it in months.
The White House said the president has not yet decided whether he’ll sign an order to expand the program, which has been in place since the end of the Clinton administration.
The program provides a cash supplement to children in need, mostly through the federal Food Stamp program, or SNAP, and it is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which operates more than 10 million households nationwide.
Trump said Friday he’s planning to sign an Executive Order to expand WIC.
He’s also considering signing an executive action to create a new food stamp program.