Kate Schroder To Call on Congressional Action to Combat Cuts to SNAP
Who: Kate Schroder, candidate for Congress, Sen. Cecil Thomas, Councilmember Greg Landsman, and other elected and community leaders.
When: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 10:30am
Where: In front of Hamilton County Jobs & Family Services, 222 E. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202
What: Kate Schroder, Sen. Thomas, Councilmember Landsman, and other elected and community leaders will call on Congress to pass legislation in response to last week’s US Department of Agriculture rule change eliminating state-level flexibility in determining SNAP eligibility. The rule would lead to an estimated 3.1 million families being kicked-off SNAP. In addition to congressional action, individuals can leave comments with the USDA during the current 60 day feedback window.
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Backgrounder: The Trump administration is moving to end food stamp benefits for 3 million people with proposed new regulations. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the proposed rule published last Tuesday in the Federal Register would close provisions allowing states flexibility in determining who is eligible for SNAP benefits – also known as food stamps. Cutting back automatic enrollment would have a substantial effect, mostly hitting recipients who receive lower monthly benefits and disproportionately effecting working families with children trying to climb out of poverty.