Testimony The Importance of Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility (BBCE) in SNAP
Testimony before the House Ag Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations
Elaine Waxman
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Elaine Waxman provided testimony before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture’s subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations during a hearing titled, “Categorical Eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).” The testimony included a survey of the research on SNAP, and Waxman concludes that the research suggests that eliminating or significantly restricting BBCE could undermine key goals of SNAP, including: reducing food insecurity, encouraging work and increased earnings, allowing family asset building, and minimizing state fiscal burdens.
Research Areas Social safety net
Tags Poverty Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Hunger and food assistance Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center