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Sen. Durbin Introduces Bill on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program


WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 313) to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 "to expand online benefit redemption options under the supplemental nutrition assistance program."

The bill was introduced on Feb. 12 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Jac . . .

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