Trump Adds His Voice To N.C. Senate Food Stamp Cuts


Trump adds his voice to N.C. Senate food stamp cuts

North Carolina food stamp users, already at risk of having their eligibility limited, found Tuesday that the Trump administration agrees with the cutbacks.

President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget, unveiled Tuesday, has $190 billion in cuts in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which serves more than 40 million Americans. That includes 1,428,334 people in 674,671 households across North Carolina as of last month, state officials said.

States set the rules for SNAP, and last week, the North Carolina Senate voted to change the current eligibility requirements, which allow people to qualify if they receive other government entitlements such as disability payments, even if their …

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