Food stamps could be directly impacted thanks to two laws in different states that lower the amount families receive.
The changes are in Kentucky and Kansas.
The laws would tighten rules around individuals who receive SNAP benefits.
While the USDA funds the program, individual states oversee how it runs.
Everyone on food stamps must go through a recertification process in order to see their benefits in future months.
This means there is another interview process.
The bills lawmakers are attempting to pass would tighten the rules for who can get benefits.
If passed, some could lose their benefits and new applicants may find it harder to be eligible.
Changes in the law for food stamps in Kansas and Kentucky
The laws are similar in both states, which focus on requiring people who are able to, to work.
Kansas proposed a 30 hour minimum, while the federal requirement is 20.
The goal is to get people into the workforce.
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