“In today’s economy, the longest economic expansion in the history of the United States that the president has sustained, now is the time to help these people engage back to work.” That’s how Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue introduced new food stamp rules that will cut off about 700,000 aid recipients. CityLab: What the USDA’s New Food Stamp Rule Will Do.

+ LA Times: He wanted to ban feeding homeless people. Now he’s about to lead a federal homeless agency.