July 21, 2017

Republicans out to slash food stamps

Center on Budget & Policy Priorities The budget resolution that the House Budget Committee approved yesterday requires the House Agriculture Committee to identify at least $10 billion in cuts over the next decade to nutrition and other entitlement programs under its jurisdiction.  Most, if not all, of them could come from SNAP (formerly food stamps).  Along with these cuts, which Congress would consider under the fast-track “reconciliation” process, the resolution puts forward a more complete fiscal plan — with far deeper SNAP cuts — that reflects the House GOP’s broader vision for the budget that would take several years to achieve.  The plan envisions a total SNAP cut of $150 billion (more than 20 percent) over ten years.

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