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USDA says exploring options to continue food stamps amid shutdown

23.01.2019 22:14 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) As of this week, the Trump administration has said it is exploring ways to keep providing food assistance to the US poor if a partial government shutdown continues much longer, and urged lawmakers to end the uncertainty with a budget deal stalled by President Donald Trump demand for funding for border wall with Mexico, Reuters reports. As to the report, the administration position places the so-called Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, (SNAP) which feeds roughly 40 million Americans, at the center of a budget standoff between Trump and the Democrat-controlled Congress that has cut off funding for much of the government since last year late Dec. It is to be admitted, SNAP has received funding for this year Feb thanks to a legal provision that allowed money to be allocated within 30 days of a government shutdown; however, the government still has not found a mechanism to extend the program into this year Mar. «We continue to examine our options for SNAP benefits within Mar. The best solution is for Congress to pass appropriations legislation in a form the President can sign,» Tim Murtaugh, USDA spokesman, admits.

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