Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Deep cuts could be on table as Congress re-evaluates food stamp program, By Michael Marks, February 24, 2015, Dallas Morning News: “Eat or fix the car.  That was one of the choices Dylan Carter faced before signing up for the federal Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. The 24-year-old from Frisco received $200 per month while looking for a job until, after two months, he became a door-to-door salesman.  ‘You can actually pay your bills,’ Carter said. ‘It’s $200 in your pocket that normally you wouldn’t have. It’s tough out there, so every little bit helps.’  Advocates say that’s the kind of assistance the program is designed to provide: helping people stay on their feet in tough times. And they’re concerned about potential cuts and changes as the U.S. House begins a series of hearings Wednesday to re-evaluate the program…”

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