1. US Rep. Richard Neal: SNAP expansion will be part of next recovery bill; optimistic about negotiations with GOP

    US Rep. Richard Neal: SNAP expansion will be part of next recovery bill; optimistic about negotiations with GOP

    U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal says that with lines growing at food banks across the country an expansion of SNAP food benefits and money to pay for it will be part of the next recovery bill now taking shape in Washington. It’s a continuation, the Springfield Democrat said, of the ongoing efforts to get money out into the economy though the hands of people and businesses that will spend it.

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