Senator Rounds talks about the SNAP Tribal Food Sovereignty Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.(KOTA)- South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds has introduced legislation for tribal entities to have more self-control over how federal food assistance programs are utilized in their borders.

Rounds said the SNAP Tribal Food Sovereignty Act respects the tribal right to self-govern.

Rounds said the proposal has the support of tribal groups and a lawmakers across the aisle.

Rounds said time will tell if the proposal has legs in Congress.

Roughly one-quarter of Native people in America receive some form of federal food assistance.