by Mac Slavo, The Daily Sheeple:
Though America’s debt ceiling will once again be raised, funding issues have forced the hand of Oregon’s Department of Human Services.
This month the agency began sending letters to about 400,000 households currently receiving Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program benefits.
Though there were previously concerns threatening de-funding of food stamps nationwide because of the debt ceiling debate in Congress, this particular notice is related to the expiration of emergency funds granted to states during the recession under the The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Starting November 1, food stamp recipients in Oregon will see cuts to their monthly distributions as a result of the expiration of those emergency funds.