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Heflin weighs in on cuts to food stamp program in CBS News article

December 13, 2019

CBS News

Colleen Heflin

Colleen Heflin

The Trump administration is moving to curb access to food stamps by introducing three proposals that would cut about 2.2 million U.S. households, or almost 4 million people, from the program, while also reducing benefits for another 3.1 million households. The proposals are "going in the wrong direction," says Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs. "Given that we are having a real sort of rescaling of mortality in this country as a whole, to think about cutting anything that supports health and an associated reduction of mortality is a real mistake." Heflin was interviewed for the CBS News article "Total Trump food-stamp cuts could hit up to 5.3 million households." 12/13/19

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