AG James to Trump Admin: Now is Not the Time to Let 3.1 Million People Go Hungry

Posted to Applied Web NY on Tue, 04/21/2020 - 16:43

NEW YORK – Attorney General Letitia James today led a coalition of 22 attorneys general and the City of New York demanding that the Trump administration immediately suspend its efforts to stop food assistance for 3.1 million people. In a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the coalition urged the agency not to finalize a proposed rule that would disqualify millions of low-income Americans from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The Trump administration is trying to make it harder to qualify for food benefits by imposing significant burdens on states. The states and New York City warn that it is deeply irresponsible to move forward with these changes during a global pandemic and deepening economic crisis in which hundreds of thousands of people are ill and millions have lost jobs.

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