welfare President Trump weighs new requirements and cuts to safety net programs By Sarah Mueller • 2 hours ago Advocates for the poor are calling out the Trump administration for proposing new work requirements to low-income people getting public assistance. Listen Listening... / 0:59 Listen to this story Bill extending welfare cash to drug felons returns By James Dawson • Dec 27, 2016 Delaware Public Media A bill that would extend federal welfare benefits to convicted drug felons will get another look next year. New bill would open up welfare cash to drug felons By James Dawson • May 5, 2016 Listen Listening... / 5:01 Listen to Delaware Public Media Political Reporter James Dawson's conversation with Rep. David Bentz (D-Christiana) on his efforts to expand welfare benefits to those with felony drug convictions. Felons with drug convictions were first able to receive federal and state food benefits in 2011 after Delaware lawmakers okayed the move. And now some Democrats want to extend cash benefits to them as well.