Tuesday, February 21, 2017

House Committee Looks At SNAP Purchases

The House Agriculture Committee is delving into one of the most controversial topics surrounding SNAP: whether to limit what the more than 40 million SNAP recipients can buy with their benefits.

Banning SNAP recipients from being able to buy sugary drinks has gotten some traction in certain public health and far-right circles, but it looks like the committee’s hearing will be decidedly open-minded on the debate, according to the Food Research & Action Council, which will testify at the hearing on February 16, along with an expert from the American Enterprise Institute, which supports a ban, and other national experts.

 Source: Politico, 2/16/17, House SNAP Hearing

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