Stacy Dean's blog

Four Key Facts About SNAP

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When Congress picks up its Farm Bill deliberations in September, proposed cuts to SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps) will once again be on the table. Recent reports suggest that House leadership is considering a package that would cut SNAP by some $40 billion over 10 years – twice the level of cuts included in the original House Farm Bill.

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