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Federal Food Stamp Program That Millions Of Texans Rely On Could Undergo Some Changes

The bill would kick about 125 thousand Texans out of the program

More than three million Texans rely on the federal food stamp program – also known as SNAP.

But the program that helps feed low-income Americans could be going through some major changes in the near future if a bill before Congress right now passes.

Rachel Cooper is a policy analyst at the Center for Public Policy Priorities.

"The new bill would mean that we push the work requirements up from 49 to 59. So that's a new group of older workers who would have to maintain their twenty hours at minimum a week," Cooper explained.

The bill would kick about 125 thousand Texans out of the program.

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