Archives for March 2015

House Budget Would Slash SNAP by $125 Billion Over Ten Years

Food Stamp shopperBy Dorothy Rosenbaum and Brynne Keith-Jennings
March 20, 2015
RELATED AREAS OF RESEARCH
Food Assistance
SNAP Federal Legislation and Policy
The House Budget Committee’s budget plan would convert the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) into a block grant beginning in 2021 and cut funding steeply — by $125 billion (34 percent) between 2021 and 2025.[1] Cuts of this magnitude would end food assistance for millions of low-income families, cut benefits for millions of households, or some combination of the two. The prior Budget Committee chairman, Paul Ryan, proposed similarly deep SNAP cuts in each of the last four House budgets. Read more athttp://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=5287