Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- There's a push in Texas to ban people from buying junk food and energy drinks with food stamps.
There are currently two legislative bills Texas lawmakers are
discussing. One would ban the purchase of junk food with food stamps.
The other would ban the purchase of energy drinks.
"We should not be on the one hand using tax dollars to buy junk food
and on the other hand using tax dollars to pay for the health-related
diseases because of junk food," said state representative Richard Pena
Supporters of the bill say those on federal assistance are abusing
what their given by purchasing items with no nutritional value.
Both bills are still moving through the legislative process.