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Oregon, Pennsylvania, Louisiana senators file bill aimed at reducing SNAP fraud

Posted on AllSides March 11th, 2024
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Courtesy of USDA Facebook page

(The Center Square) - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, introduced the Enhanced Cybersecurity for SNAP Act to prevent benefit theft along with U.S. Senators John Fetterman, D-Pennsylvania, and Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana. 

Tens of millions of SNAP benefits have been stolen by criminals exploiting flaws in the system's cybersecurity. However, Congress has been pushing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to require states to have secure chip cards rather than magnetic strips to make it harder for criminals to clone cards.

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