07 Jul '12, 9pm

On Food Stamps? Not For Long, if House Has Its Way | Care2 Causes

Leaders in the House of Representatives have proposed a farm bill that would cut $1.6 billion in aid from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, part of $3.5 billion in proposed annual cuts. The bill, which has been offered as a bipartisan compromise by House Agriculture Committee Chair Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., could force as many as three million low-income people off of food assistance programs. The cuts would slash $16.5 billion in food aid out of the budget over ten years. Most of the cuts would come from the elimination of “categorical eligibility,” which allows states to tie eligibility for SNAP funds to the states’ standards for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Currently, over 40 states use the criteria to determine SNAP eligibility, which can sometimes mean people earning more t...

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