SNAP Benefits to Increase Dramatically

According to the CBO baseline, mandatory spending on nutrition programs will increase more than 80 percent. Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member John Boozman blames the Biden Administration for what he calls a “sloppy” reevaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan. That plan serves as the basis for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. Boozman said the administration’s poor decision making will drive the cost of the new farm bill to record levels and making the legislation “a much heavier lift for Congress.”