The Trump administration is proposing a new cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, that would leave more than 3 million people without enough food to eat. These cuts would most hurt working families whose incomes are slightly higher than the already low federal poverty level but still struggle to make ends meet after paying for critical needs like housing, child care, and other bills.
Congress reauthorized SNAP at the end of 2018 while rejecting similar harmful GOP-driven provisions which would have caused millions of people to completely lose benefits or have their benefits reduced. On the heels of a bipartisan re-authorization by Congress, President Trump’s new attempt at cutting SNAP benefits from people who need it most is also an attempt to bypass Congressional authority.
Hear from the people who have relied on SNAP to feed their families.