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Mayors oppose potential cuts to SNAP

Video Credit: ABC 2 News WMAR
Published on August 22, 2019 - Duration: 01:11s

Mayors oppose potential cuts to SNAP

Possible cuts to SNAP or food stamps?

Currently, mayors across the country are opposing a Trump administration proposal that would make it harder for millions of individuals to get the benefit.

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Mayors oppose potential cuts to SNAP

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RIGHT NOW MAYORSACROSS THE COUNTRY AREOPPOSING A TRUMPADMINISTRATION PROPOSAL THATWOULD MAKE IT HARDER FORMILLIONS OF INDIVIDUALS TO GETTHE BENEFIT.

YESTERDAY THE ━S CONFERENCE OF MAYORS SENT ALETTER TO THE U━ S━ D━ A TOABANDON THE POLICY.

THEY SAYIT WOULD REDUCE ACCESS TONUTRITION BENEFITS FORVULNERABLE POPULATIONS.BALTIMORE MAYOR JACK YOUNG ISTHE C━CHAIR OF THE U━ S━ C━ M'S FOOD POLICY TASK FORCE.TODAY HE JOINED LOCAL LEADERSAND ADVOCATES TO DISCUSS THEPROPOSAL.

"USDA says it istrying to close loopholes inthis program but it is usingexecutive action to change therules to reduce the number ofpeople with limitied resourceswho will qualfy for SNAPbenefits." MORE THAN ━MILLION PEOPLE WOULD LOSE SNAPBENEFITS.

AN ESTIMATED 50━THOUSAND CHILDREN ARE AT RISKOF LOSING FREE SCHOOL MEALS ASWELL.

IN BALTIMORE...OFFICIALS SAY THE PROPOSED POLICYWOULD: ESCALATE FOODINSECURITY...DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACT OLDERADULTS...EXACERBA TE CHILDFOOD INSECURITY...DAMA GE THEFOOD ECONOMY...AND INCREASEHEALTHCARE COSTS.

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