In September, Rep. Trey Radel voted for Republican legislation that would allow states to make food stamp recipients pee in cups to prove they’re not on drugs. In October, police busted the Florida Republican on a charge of cocaine possession.
Shocking US government leaflet tells Mexican immigrants they can collect food stamp benefits without admitting they're in the country illegally
The story: SNAP has come under political fire, as elected officials – many from rural areas – look to make cuts in the program to reduce the federal budget. There is a perception that the SNAP program benefits mostly lower-income urban residents.