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Democrats: Food Stamp Recipients Should Use Them To Eat At Restaurants

Jeff Katz
February 14, 2020 - 2:36 pm

The Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill on Tuesday that would allow those on food stamps to use them at certain restaurants, NBC12 reports.

House Bill 1410, which passed the House by a vote of 54-41, requires the Social Services Department to take part in the Restaurant Meals Program by Jan. 1, 2021.

Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Fairfax) was one of the five patrons introducing the bill and claims this legislation is in the best interest of Virginia.