Bipartisan letter asks USDA to revise SNAP rule

Forty-seven senators write USDA to re-evaluate impact of changes to retailer eligibility requirements in food assistance program.

A bipartisan group of 47 senators expressed concern with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule on retailer eligibility requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The effort was led by Senate Agriculture Committee chairman Pat Roberts (R., Kan.) and ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.).

The senators said the proposed rule could have unintended consequences that may limit food access for the more than 45 million families, seniors and chil

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