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Lawmakers discuss SNAP funding during House Ag Committee hearing

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Some lawmakers say food security needs to be the top priority in farm bill discussions.

During a House Ag Committee hearing Wednesday, Ranking Member David Scott of Georgia said hunger cannot be overlooked. “We want to reduce hunger. Hunger is a serious problem.”

He says the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, should be strengthened. “Let’s put aside first and foremost, this proposal to cut snap benefits,” he said.

Lawmakers discuss SNAP funding during House Ag Committee hearing

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