SNAP

With the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s (ARRA) temporary boost to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) set to end Nov.

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The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a farm bill Thursday, June 20, that if signed into law, could have resulted in 171,000 Texans being immediately cut off food assistance.

H.R. 1947, a bill sponsored by Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla), was rejected by a vote of 195-234, with only 24 Democrats voting in favor of the legislation and 62 Republicans opposing the bill.

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