Trump administration makes push to close food stamp loophole

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from The Washington Examiner,

The Trump administration is trying to make it more difficult for some people to qualify for food stamps, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday.

Perdue told reporters late Monday the administration intends to tinker with certain automatic eligibility criteria for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, to curb abuse of a loophole.

“Recently a millionaire living in Minnesota successfully enrolled in the program simply to highlight the waste of taxpayer money,” Perdue said. “Our fix restores confidence in eligibility for SNAP, is consistent from state-to-state, contains costs, and better aligns SNAP with other means-tested programs nationwide. This proposal will not only save money, but more importantly it preserves the integrity of the program while ensuring nutrition-assistance programs serves those most in need.”

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