In a move critics denounced as the Trump administration\u0026#039;s latest effort to bypass Congress to attack low-income families, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday proposed a new rule that would strip food stamps from more than three million Americans.USDA chief Sonny Perdue, in a call with reporters Monday, said the rule change would end automatic food stamp eligibility for those receiving other forms of federal and state assistance. The 60-day comment period on the proposal is set to begin Wednesday.\u0022This proposal is yet another attempt by this administration to circumvent Congress and make harmful changes to nutrition assistance that have been repeatedly rejected on a bipartisan basis.\u0022 —Sen. Debbie StabenowAs the Washington Post reported: \u0022Current rules give states latitude to raise SNAP income eligibility limits so that low-income families with housing and child care costs that consume a sizable share of their income, can continue to receive help affording adequate food.\u0022\u0022This option also allows states to adopt less restrictive asset tests,\u0022 according to the\u0026nbsp;Post, \u0022so that families, seniors, and people with a disability can have modest savings or own their own home without losing SNAP benefits.\u0022Tens of millions of people suffer from hunger and food insecurity each year in the United States, and the SNAP program is widely recognized by experts as an effective way to reduce hunger—particularly among children.Policy experts, lawmakers, and commentators warned the Trump administration\u0026#039;s proposed rule—described by one critic as \u0022unconscionable\u0022—would increase hunger among vulnerable Americans.Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the top Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, said in a statement Tuesday that the rule would \u0022take food away from families, prevent children from getting school meals, and make it harder for states to administer food assistance.\u0022\u0022This proposal,\u0022 added Stabenow, \u0022is yet another attempt by this administration to circumvent Congress and make harmful changes to nutrition assistance that have been repeatedly rejected on a bipartisan basis.\u0022As Common Dreams reported in April, the Trump administration is also moving to add punitive work requirements to the SNAP program, a proposal that was met with a flood of angry comments from across the nation.\u0022This is a direct attack on the most vulnerable among us, and this policy violence cannot go unchallenged,\u0022 Rev. William Barber, co-chair of the national Poor People\u0026#039;s Campaign, said at the time.