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“Well, Do Something About It!” Fighting Fraud in Food Stamps with Andrew McClenahan

“The problem is, you’ve got millionaires living on the system. You’ve got people driving $100,000 vehicles on SNAP. And it’s not called into question.”

-Andrew McClenahan

There are billions of dollars—with a “b”—lost to fraud every year. Federal data shows that 18 percent of convenience stores are trafficking their benefits and it’s well past time to crack down on fraud and abuse. Andrew McClenahan has been fighting fraud in public programs for decades, and points to one area in desperate need of reform: broad-based categorical eligibility. Read more for the latest research and ideas on how to strengthen the food stamp program and crack down on fraud in the Farm Bill.

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