SAEN: Proposed rules for food assistance have critics up in arms

Castro and and U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, joined food bank CEO Eric Cooper to decry the proposed regulations, part of the 2018 Farm Bill, scheduled to be voted on by lawmakers in Washington later this week.

Doggett said that “any program is open to misuse, but there are safeguards in place with SNAP to ensure the money goes where it needs to go.”

The proposed changes, he said, could harken a return to “Hunger in America,” a documentary made some 50 years ago that showed hungry families struggling to survive in Bexar County.

“We don’t want to go back to those times,” he said.

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