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Stacy Dean
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As Director of Food Assistance Policy, Dean works extensively with program administrators, policymakers, and non-profit organizations to improve the food stamp program and provide eligible low-income families easier access to its benefits.

She focuses on nutrition programs, immigrant issues, the federal budget, and cross program integration.

Dean started at the Center in April 1997 as a Senior Policy Analyst working on national policy issues such as the federal budget, the food stamp program, and benefits for immigrants.

Before joining the Center, Dean worked as a budget analyst at the Office of Management and Budget where she worked on policy development, regulatory and legislative review, and budgetary process and execution for a wide variety of income support programs.

In 1999, Dean spent seven months in the United Kingdom as an Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy, examining the integration of benefit and tax policy for low-wage workers.

Dean received both her B.A. and Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan.

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Nearly 48 Million Americans to See SNAP Cuts Beginning Today

(80) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 2:18 PM

Nearly 48 million Americans, including 22 million children, will begin to see their food assistance benefits cut today as a temporary boost to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) ends.  This benefit cut will significantly affect low-income families who continue struggling to recover from the...

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State Eligibility Changes Not Major Factor in SNAP's Growth

(4) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 4:38 PM

A piece in today's Wall Street Journal greatly overstates the role that a state eligibility option has played in the recent growth of SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps).  The biggest factors by far are the recession and long-term unemployment, which dramatically raised the...

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Ryan Budget's SNAP Cuts Even Deeper Than We Thought

(29) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 10:07 AM

New information from the House Budget Committee shows that Chairman Ryan's planned cuts in SNAP (formerly food stamps) are even more draconian than we originally thought.

The report clarifies that the Ryan budget's proposed conversion of SNAP to a block grant -- which accounts for $125 billion of...

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