Senate Rejects Proposal To Allow States To Be in Control of Food Stamps

The SNAP program is currently run by the Department of Agriculture


WASHINGTON –  The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican bid to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states.

Known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the food stamp program is administered by the Agriculture Department and federal dollars are unlimited as long as recipients qualify. The program cost $78 billion last year, more than double the price in 2008.