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SNAP food program at risk in House Farm Bill

SNAP food program at risk in House Farm Bill

Many low-income Marylanders rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help keep food on the table for themselves and their families. However, SNAP is at risk as Congress attempts to reconcile two very different versions of the Farm Bill, one passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and the other, far superior bill that passed the Senate earlier this summer.

The biggest differences between the House and Senate farm bills are centered around SNAP, which is known as the Food Supplement Program (FSP) in Maryland. SNAP is our nation’s first line of defense against hunger and provides a modest monthly benefit to over 40 million Americans to help them afford enough...