Trump Admin Moves to Close SNAP Loophole

Changes to eligibility would remove three million recipients

A new rule, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, seeks to close a long-standing loophole in the federal welfare system. If implemented, the new rule would reduce the number of people receiving welfare benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly referred to as "food stamps").

Democrats Lash Out at Millionaire Food-Stamp Whistleblower

Minnesota man exposed loophole, but Democrats say he committed fraud

food stamps snapDemocrats in a House agriculture subcommittee lashed out at a retired millionaire who applied for and received food stamps in an effort to prove that eligibility for the government benefits in his home state of Minnesota were too lax and could be easily exploited.

House Passes SNAP Reform With Farm Bill

Changes' future uncertain in the Senate

Capitol buildingThe House of Representatives passed its annual farm spending bill late Thursday afternoon, shepherding through major reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).