The Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog, released a study commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., last month based on data provided by 11 states.
The report found that, in every state studied, Walmart was one of the top four employers whose workers rely on food stamps and Medicaid.
The report cited data taken before the coronavirus pandemic hit, noting that the issues have likely grown worse.
Sanders said the report showed that America's largest companies are relying on "corporate welfare from the federal government by paying their workers starvation wages.".
"U.S. taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize some of the largest and most profitable corporations in America.".
Walmart reported more than $5 billion in net income in the last quarter while McDonald's reported more than $1.7 billion during that time frame.
The GAO report shows that 70% of the 21 million SNAP or Medicaid recipients work full time. »