GOP debt limit plan cuts SNAP benefits. How that affects Americans. | JUST THE FAQS

The GOP debt ceiling plan threatens to cut SNAP benefits. Here's what that could mean for Americans facing food insecurity.

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Congress enacted emergency legislation at the start of the pandemic that allowed participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as SNAP, to receive the maximum monthly benefit regardless of income in an effort to address rising food insecurity and stimulate the economy.

But now, nearly three years later, millions of households are struggling to afford food as they face decreases in monthly assistance after the expiration of the added benefits earlier this year.

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