SNAP Benefits On The Line
Congressional leaders are meeting again to try to hash out differences over the farm bill, stalled since early summer over food stamps, now known as SNAP benefits. Senate legislation calls for $4.5 billion in cuts, while a House bill calls for ten times that, $40 billion. Poverty groups say big cuts will devastate those already bracing for a hit to benefits starting Nov. 1, when a post-recession boost in SNAP funding expires. We examine the political and policy issues.