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If Congress Changes Food Stamp Requirements, Kids Will Go Hungry

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Our national policies have long reflected, imperfectly, the moral imperative that children deserve adequate food. Until now.While SNAP already has work requirements for able-bodied adults without children, the House’s proposal imposes an even harsher policy and extends it to parents of school-age children. Analysts estimate that the new rules would impose large administrative costs on states and lead to more than one million people losing their food stamps. Millions of children in the United States are like Phoebe. The new SNAP rules proposed by the House would drastically cut many families’ SNAP benefits, making an already harsh reality even worse for kids in food-insecure households. SNAP should not be restricted; to the contrary, it should be expanded, so that fewer families — and especially kids — are hungry."

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