How a Cut to Food Stamps Disproportionately Affects Black America

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  • What the New Bill Means for Black America
  • Who Is in SNAP?
  • How Much Money Will the New Bill Cut From SNAP Benefits?
  • Will Eligibility Change?
  • What Percentage of the African-American Population Receives Food Stamps?
  • A Racial Breakdown of Food Stamp Recipients
  • Decrease to Come in November
  • Drug Tests for Food Stamps?
  • A Divided House
  • A Divided Nation
  • What Do You Think Reduced SNAP Benefits Could Mean for African-Americans?

How Much Money Will the New Bill Cut From SNAP Benefits?

If passed, the new bill would cut $39 billion or 5 percent of SNAP spending annually. Even with cuts, the food stamp program would cost more than $700 billion over the next 10 years.

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