Food bank, Rep. Doggett urge Texas Congressional Delegation to reject Trump's proposed budget

Budget would cut $193 billion for the food stamp program

SAN ANTONIO - Members of the San Antonio Food Bank and Feeding Texas joined Rep. Lloyd Doggett to urge members of the Texas Congressional Delegation to reject President Donald Trump’s budget proposal.

The proposed budget threatens to dramatically increase the number of Texans at risk of hunger. It would cut $193 billion from the food stamp program.

Doggett said the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a lifeline for children, seniors, veterans and people with disabilities who are facing hard times.

“I believe SNAP has been honored as a really successful anti-poverty program, and unlike some government programs, it is an extremely efficient program and it administers the assistance to make sure people have a good, healthy meal to eat in a way that is very cost-effective,” Doggett said.

Congress still has to approve the president’s budget plan before it can go into effect.

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