House lawmakers argue proposed change to food stamps would harm veterans

Veterans are among those who could be harmed by the new Proposed Rule that cuts SNAP benefits. Several legislators are concerned, especially after the Department of Veterans’ Affairs conducted a recent study on veteran hunger. “USDA should be doing more to increase SNAP participation for veterans who experience food insecurity, rather than proposing new restrictions that worsen hunger among those who have made great sacrifices for our country,” the letter says.

Democrats cite report that 1.4 M veterans live in homes that receive food assistance to assert that proposed changes to SNAP requirements will harm veterans by worsening rates of food insecurity for them.

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