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Bonamici Statement on Trump Administration SNAP Rule

December 4, 2019
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I am deeply disappointed that the Trump Administration has finalized a proposal that would block hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans from accessing essential food assistance. Limiting the ability of states to waive work requirements for some Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries will hurt families across the country. Several colleagues and I called for this Administration to block the rule when it was first proposed, and I have long opposed the imposition of undue work requirements on SNAP recipients because they ignore caregiving responsibilities. This final rule is yet another example of how the Administration is harming rather than helping the neediest among us. I will continue to fight for access to nutritional assistance and services for those who need them.