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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

CONSERVATIVES SCOLD GOP CONGRESSMAN OVER SNAP


The conservative group Heritage Action scolded House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas) this past week for his reticence to cut SNAP.  Conaway is in ongoing discussions with Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black over potential cuts to the SNAP program. Black has twice postponed the release of the budget proposal over conservative demands that further cuts be made to entitlement and welfare programs, such as SNAP. While the budget committee can mandate the level of cuts, it is up to the specific committee chairs to fill in the details. Conaway retorted that Heritage Action has “been advocates for raising the cost of food for the most vulnerable in our society for years, and they’re sticking with that treatment.”

Source: The Hill, 6/29/17, Conservatives Battle Over SNAP