Opposing Republican-proposed cuts in food stamps, U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego suggested the program doesn’t waste money.
After airing qualms about cutting “things that work well” during a May 15 meeting of the House Agriculture Committee, the Democrat from Alpine said that some government programs have high error rates but that the error rates for food stamps, meaning the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, “are only 3 percent. … Ninety-seven percent of SNAP benefits are paid in the proper amounts to people who are really eligible.”
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Statement: Says 97 percent of food stamp benefits “are paid in the proper amounts to people who are really eligible.”