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Fudge Voices Strong Support for State Suit to Block Trump SNAP Cut

Washington, January 17, 2020
Fudge Voices Strong Support for State Suit to Block Trump SNAP Cut

WASHINGTON (January 17, 2020) – Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations, issued a statement of support Friday for the lawsuit brought by a coalition of 14 states, the District of Columbia and New York City to block implementation of the Administration’s final rule that will strip Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits from nearly 700,000 hungry people, and place millions more at risk when it takes effect in April.

“These states, with Republican and Democratic governors alike, are correct: their states are best equipped to understand the employment and economic challenges facing their own citizens,” said Rep. Fudge. “The Administration’s final rule will limit states’ ability to best provide food assistance to people in need in their states. Congress rejected similar policy proposals on a bipartisan basis in the 2018 Farm Bill and has consistently given states flexibility in administering SNAP. The rule flies in the face of not only states’ rights but also congressional intent. I support the states in their suit, and I’m here to put the White House on notice that my colleagues and I will continue to fight them on these cuts.”
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