Advisory: Walorski to Chair Subcommittee Hearing on Utilization of Evidence-based Research in SNAP

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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:

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.


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