PolitiFact
6:05 am
Wed July 17, 2013

PolitiFact: How Well Do Food Stamps Work?

U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, recently said 97 percent of all food stamp benefits reach those in need – meaning the benefit program, which caters to those at or below the federal poverty level, has an error rate of only three percent.

The Austin American-Statesman’s Gardner Selby thought claim might not pass muster, so he and the PolitiFact Texas fact-checkers dug in to Gallego’s claim.

How did Rep. Gallego fare on the Truth-O-Meter? Listen to the player above to find out.