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House rejects amendment to restore $20.5 billion for SNAP

The House has rejected the amendment sponsored by Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass, to restore cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP.

The amendment would have restored $20.5 billion to the food stamp program by offsetting crop insurance — the Farm Risk Management Election Program and the Supplemental Coverage Option.