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Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill to Expand Food Stamps for Low Income College Students


Added 07-20-19 04:38:02pm EST - “"As more and more students struggle to pay for college, 30% may be going hungry"” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill to Expand Food Stamps for Low Income College Students”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Warren knows left wing college students are a major part of her base. She’s got to appease them.

The mention of “food” and “college students” together might conjure up images of bustling dining halls and late-night snacks.

On Wednesday, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Al Lawson introduced The College Student Hunger Act of 2019, which would expand SNAP benefits (or “food stamps”) to include Pell Grant-eligible students and “independent students,” such as those who are in foster care, who are veterans or who are homeless.

The legislation would also lower SNAP’s current work requirement for college students to 10 hours per-week and require the Department of Education to inform low-income students about their potential SNAP eligibility.

“As more and more students struggle to pay for college, 30% may be going hungry,” Warren tweeted. “Students shouldn’t have to choose between paying tuition and eating.”

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