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Shutdown could delay food stamps - Henderson Daily News: News

Shutdown could delay food stamps

Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 9:00 pm

AUSTIN — Food stamp recipients in Texas need to prepare for a reduction in benefits with or without continued gridlock in Washington but nutrition programs for pregnant women, new moms and babies aren’t in immediate jeopardy.

A prolonged federal government shutdown might delay November’s disbursements to millions of Texans, but a planned cut to food stamps — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP — already was set to begin next month.

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