Congress is considering provisions in the latest farm bill that would roll back eligibility and impose strict work requirements for people receiving help from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
About 3.8 million Texans rely on SNAP, the largest program for feeding low-income Americans.
Daniel and Olga Robles say they are nervous about the proposed changes. The Austin couple is in a situation that a lot of older Americans find themselves in: They’re on a fixed income and neither is working. Daniel, who is 65, is retired. Olga, who is 57, has a disability that keeps her from working.