WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, Chairwoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02), will convene a Subcommittee on Nutrition for the House Committee on Agriculture to continue the full-scale review of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The subcommittee will meet to examine how the utilization of evidence-based research can allow limited program resources to be targeted toward the interventions with the greatest impact.
The subcommittee will hear testimony from a panel of experts, including Jim Sullivan, a professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame and co-founder of the Lab for Economic Opportunity. Witnesses will discuss the ways in which social science research methods and evidence-based solutions reduce costs, and improve results.
WHO: Rep. Jackie Walorski, Chairwoman of the Nutrition Subcommittee
WHAT: Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: Developing and Using Evidence-Based Solutions
WHEN: Wednesday, July 13 at 1 p.m.
Witnesses for Wednesday’s hearing include:
- Jon Baron, Vice-President for Evidence-Based Policy, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Washington, DC
- Jim Weill, President, Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), Washington, DC (Minority witness)
- Jim Sullivan, Professor of Economics, University of Notre Dame and Lab for Economic Opportunity (LEO), South Bend, IN
- Jeremy Everett, Director, Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), Waco, TX
Watch the subcommittee hearing here.
Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District in Indiana, where she serves as a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, House Armed Services Committee, and House Committee on Agriculture.