Court Blocks Trump’s First Food Benefit Cut

A federal judge has blocked a food benefit cut that would have taken effect next month and denied benefits to thousands. 

The Trump administration wanted to limit benefits for able-bodied adults without dependents, but D.C. District Court Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell has granted a preliminary injunction sought by Democratic attorneys general. 

“Especially now, as a global pandemic poses widespread health risks, guaranteeing that government officials at both the federal and state levels have flexibility to address the nutritional needs of residents and ensure their well-being through programs like SNAP, is essential,” Howell wrote. 

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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