The Senate Republican budget set to be released next week is expected to identify savings by shifting funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as “food stamps”) to states via block grants. SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. Research indicates that the program also provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net, and Democrats have vowed to fight cuts.

Kristina Peterson (@kristinapet) reports for the Wall Street Journal:


“It’s just a better way to give flexibility on the ground, where people are at,” Mr. [Senator Lindsey] Graham said. “The more you manage something far away, the more costly and less efficient it becomes.”