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Judge Strikes Down USDA Rule Change That Would Remove SNAP Benefits for Nearly 700,000

In December, the Trump administration announced a change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).The change tightened work requirements, limited states' control, and was likely to end benefits for about 700,000 people.The new policy never took effect, since pulling the support during a pandemic was deemed a bit callous.The new rules were intended to take effect when the emergency ended. But now, they may never take effect at all.Over the weekend, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Beryl Howell struck down the planned SNAP revisions.The ruling granted a summary judgementto the coalition of 19 states that sued to permanently block the new policy.At a time of national crisis, this decision is a win for common sense and basic human decency. This Trump Administration rule was cruel to its core and ran counter to who we are and what we represent as a nation, Letitia James,New York Attorney General

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