USDA Acknowledges Change In Food Stamps Could Worsen Food Insecurity, But Says ‘Loophole’ Needs To Be Closed
According to experts, the rule, which would result in about 3 million Americans losing their benefits, would be the most significant rollback of federal food benefits since 1995, when the Clinton administration launched welfare reform.
Crackdown On Food Stamps Could Worsen Hunger, USDA Acknowledges
The Agriculture Department acknowledged Tuesday that its latest push to cut back on who is eligible for food stamp benefits may worsen food insecurity in the U.S. The Trump administration has just released a proposed rule seeking to rein in what's known as broad-based categorical eligibility. That policy has allowed 43 states to expand the number of low-income people who qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. (Bottemiller Evich, 7/23)
How Would Trump’s Food Stamp Plan Affect Low-Income Americans?
The Trump administration has proposed a new rule that could eliminate food stamp benefits for 3.1 million Americans if the change goes into effect.The proposal could save the federal government $9.3 billion over five years. But some worry that this policy could come at too high a cost, if families lose the ability to buy enough food they otherwise could not afford. (Santhanam, 7/23)