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SNAP money being wastefully spent

Texas - Over four billion dollars allocated to provide healthy meals for hungry children is being wastefully spent.

That's according to an annual report released by Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn reveals money through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was reportedly being used to buy junk food, Starbucks coffee and beer.

The report cites lack of controls and mismanagement and indicates that duplicate, dead and disqualified participants were receiving funding through SNAP.

New measures are expected to be implemented to combat SNAP fraud.

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