House Ag Committee holds hearing on Farm Bill nutrition title

As work pushes on to get a Farm Bill passed this year, the House Ag Committee held a hearing Thursday on the most expensive title—nutrition.

As work pushes on to get a Farm Bill passed this year, the House Ag Committee held a hearing Thursday on the most expensive title—nutrition.

A big focus of that hearing centered around Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, which was a highly-debated topic in recent debt ceiling talks.

It’s still unclear if work requirements for SNAP will be revisited as talks continue. Committee Chair Rep. Glenn Thompson hasn’t ruled it out, but on the side, Senate Chair Debbie Stabenow said she considered the discussion over.

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