SNAPshot Report

    27 August 2013

    The public debate over SNAP cuts and other reforms has continued in anticipation of Congress’ return after the Labor Day weekend. This week, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) released a study strongly criticizing the House Nutrition Title Working Group’s proposal to cut $40 billion from SNAP over a ten-year period. The report argues that proposed work requirements would end assistance for “people who would take any job or job training opportunity offered but cannot find one” without providing them with job training or other reemployment assistance. The report also calculates that the Working Group’s proposal will cause 4 to 6 million people to lose SNAP benefits. In response, Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) spokesperson said that the House...

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