NEADA’s House testimony in support of $5.1 billion for FY 2010 and advance funding of $5.1 billion for FY 2011. The testimony also calls for $600 million in emergency funds for both years and recommends that if a “trigger” adjustment is approved it should be amended to include a provision for weather conditions and not be considered as a substitute for full program funding. The testimony also states that if the Administration recommendation is accepted, states would have few choices but to cut 1.5 million households from the program and reduce the average benefit level. Similar testimony is being sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Testimony