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Lawmakers Live Off Food Stamps To Protest Republican Cuts

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Twenty-six members of Congress will live off of a food stamp budget this week to draw attention to House Republicans cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The program’s eligibility requirements already leave out 50 million food insecure households, but another 2 million Americans would lose access to food stamps in the proposed changes for the Farm Bill. The SNAP challenge means that Rep. Barbara Lee (CA) and 25 participating members must try to live off of under $4.50.

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