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Stae HHS 'Monitoring' the Shutdown in Relation to SNAP

One of the potential causalities of the ongoing partial government shutdown could be those who reliy on federal nutrition aid. The USDA says funds for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, are guaranteed through February. But if the shutdown drags into next month, people who rely on the program could be hit hard.

A spokeswoman for the Texas Health & Human Services Commission said in a statement that HHS is “monitoring the shutdown and preparing for potential impacts to our programs, and so far there are no imminent changes for people with regard to SNAP in Texas.”

Scott Morgan has been an award-winning journalist since 2001. His work has appeared in several newspapers and magazines as well as online. He has also been an editor, freelancer, speaker, writing teacher, author, and podcaster.