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Judge Strikes Down Trump Policy That Would Have Ended SNAP Benefits For 700,000 Americans

Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell of Washington, D.C., called a Trump administration plan to end food stamps for 700,000 Americans “arbitrary and capricious,” especially in light of a pandemic that has caused unemployment to quadruple.

The Trump administration had originally sought to eliminate food stamps for able-bodied adults with no dependents.

Host Peter O’Dowd talks with Ed Bolen, senior policy analyst at the nonprofit Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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