Farm Bill Passes in House; Makes Cuts to Food Stamps

Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture

House lawmakers passed a five-year farm bill this week that would cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits by $800 million per year, which amounts to a 1 percent cut to the program’s $80 billion annual cost. Senate lawmakers are scheduled to vote on the bill Monday.

To understand how SNAP currently impacts your state, check out our Federal Priorities Database to see SNAP participation, average benefits, and food insecurity by state.

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What do you think about these changes to SNAP? Weigh in now.