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GOP Says States are Getting Around Farm Bill's 'Heat and Eat' Ban Mar 27, 2014 - CQ News The interplay between the two affects benefit levels, putting an additional $1,000 a year in food aid to households.Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., raised concerns that states would simply reduce payments to other poor people in order to maintain artificially inflated SNAP benefits for other poor people. In the short term it may fall to another committee such as Energy and Commerce to tackle LIHEAP.