PBS NewsHour

Why Trump's food stamp change will hurt working families

Clip: 07/23/2019 | 5m 35s Video has closed captioning.

More than 40 states currently allow people who receive welfare benefits to become eligible automatically for food stamps, or SNAP. But the Trump administration has announced new rules to restrict that automatic eligibility, meaning 3 million may stop receiving food stamps. William Brangham talks to the Urban Institute’s Elaine Waxman about why the move could hurt the people SNAP aims to help.

Aired: 07/23/19

Rating: NR

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