Gridlock actually helping food stamp funding

Gridlock actually helping food stamp funding

Food stamp programs are being saved from billions of dollars of budget cuts by Congressional gridlock.

In a clear case of unintended consequences, the much-criticized trend in Congress to accomplish nothing of lasting significance entered its second year of no food stamp overhaul. Until Congress acts, states will receive the same level of benefits.

That’s a big deal in Oregon, where one in five Oregonians benefit from the state’s program, which receives about $1.2 billion annually.

Read more at OregonLive.com.