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Nutrition Subcommittee Holds Hearing to Review SNAP Recipient Characteristics and Dynamics

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Washington, DC, February 26, 2015 | comments

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2), Chairwoman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Nutrition, held a public hearing to review the characteristics and dynamics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. The committee will conduct a full-scale review this Congress in order to improve and strengthen the program for its intended recipients. This hearing follows yesterday’s full committee hearing on the past, present, and future of SNAP.

“It is my hope and expectation that this subcommittee, along with the work done at the full committee, will explore and gain a better understanding of the entire program and specifically its recipients to find unmet needs and areas of overlap,” Subcommittee Chairwoman Jackie Walorski said. “The SNAP program does not function by itself, and many other factors contribute to its ultimate success. That’s why it’s so important that this subcommittee focus our efforts on understanding how SNAP can best serve families and children across the United States.”

“I applaud Subcommittee Chairwoman Jackie Walorski for taking on this important task in the subcommittee’s first hearing,” Chairman K. Michael Conaway said. “It is important to know who is currently being served, and how, before being able to move forward. This is the next step of what will be a thorough and thoughtful review of the program.”

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