FEDERAL JUDGE HALTS TRUMP’S PROPOSED FOOD STAMP CUTBACK FOR 700,000 AMERICANS

In December, the Department of Agriculture formalized a proposal for work requirements for recipients of food stamps, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, that would have disqualified an estimated 688,000 people from food benefits.

In her ruling Sunday, Howell wrote that the department, which administers the food stamp program, had been “icily silent” about the number of people who would be affected by its proposed reduction in benefits, adding that one estimate from May 2020 found “SNAP rosters have grown by over 17 percent with over 6 million new enrollees.”

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