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June 24 2013

Charlotte Hays joins AM Colorado to discuss the Congressional SNAP challenge

Charlotte Hays

Last week the house rejected the Farm Bill 234 to 195. Nearly three-quarters of the trillion-dollar legislation would have been spent on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP], formerly known as the food stamp program. SNAP spent $74.6 billion dollars on benefits in fiscal years 2012, up from just $15 billion in fiscal years 2000. Charlotte Hays, director of the cultural programs at the Independent Women's Forum, joins 1310 KFKA's AM Colorado to discuss a new challenge that 30 members of Congress are taking -- SNAP challenge. Currently a record high, 47 million Americans recieve food stamps (up 70 percent since 2008), so what's the goal of the SNAP challenge?

Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
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