Issue Brief 12-20
May 2, 2012

On April 18, 2012, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The report examines recent program participation and funding trends and provides projections for the next 10 years. It also analyzes the potential effects of a variety of reforms, as SNAP has been targeted for reform in the Senate through its action on the 2012 farm bill as well as the House as part of its fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget resolution and reconciliation process. This Issue Brief provides a summary of CBO’s report as it relates to the outlook for SNAP and some of the most recent legislative proposals.