AG James To Trump Admin: Don't Punish Low-Income Americans

Posted to Applied Web NY on Tue, 09/24/2019 - 13:36

AG James Leads 24 States in Opposition to Rule that Would Deny Millions Access to SNAP Benefits  

NEW YORK – Attorney General Letitia James today led a coalition of 24 attorneys general opposing the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The proposed changes would take basic food assistance away from more than three million people, disqualify hundreds of thousands of children from free school meals, and punish working families with modest savings. The coalition filed a comment letter against a proposed United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) rule that would end states’ ability to set rules for SNAP eligibility based on the unique needs of their communities. The letter argues that the proposed rule would violate federal law and harm the states, their residents, their local economies, and public health.

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