The House Farm Bill would institute “huge changes” to SNAP, while the Senate version “is much more bipartisan in agreement and … doesn’t include significant changes to SNAP,” writes Julia Hudson-Richards, a food activist, and historian, in this op-ed. “According to the Food Research & Action Center … the devil is indeed in the details,” notes Hudson-Richards. The changes in the House bill are meant to incentivize work, but they don’t pull people out of poverty, instead of making it more difficult for American workers “to make ends meet.” SNAP has a proven record of lifting millions out of poverty.

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