Food Stamp Stimulus Expires TodayPlay
Today, the approximately 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will have to make do with a little less.
That's because a temporary benefit that was part of the federal stimulus program has now expired.
That stimulus money had been funneled into the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — known as SNAP — since 2009.
NPR's Tamara Keith joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to explain.
- Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent for NPR. She tweets @tamarakeithNPR.
This segment aired on November 1, 2013.