The most current controversy involves a rule proposed by the USDA and FNS in 2019, which would redefine eligibility for people in the SNAP and free lunch programs. source
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FOR Republicans

Republicans feel the new rule will help reduce wasteful spending and welfare fraud. It is clamed the 500,000 kids that will be impacted in the free lunch program will still qualify, they will just need to apply separately from the SNAP project. source

AGAINST Democrats

Oppose the revision because it is estimated to take 500,000 kids off free lunch programs in the 2020/2021 school year. source


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  • Biotechnology Innovation Organization