SNAP Benefits On The Line

SNAP Benefits On The Line

The House and Senate are meeting again to try to hash out differences over the farm bill, stalled since early summer over SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps.

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.

Guests

Stacy Dean

Vice President for Food Assistance Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Philip Brasher

Editor of CQ’s Executive Briefing on Agriculture and Food

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