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Arthur Delaney

Mark Pryor Goes After Tom Cotton Over Farm Bill In Arkansas Senate Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) sharply criticized GOP challenger Rep. Tom Cotton on Monday for voting against the farm bill. The farm bill ...

Here's How States Are Working Around GOP Food Stamp Cuts

AP | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Repu...

The War on Poverty Is Back; This Time, It's the People's Burden

Marc Joseph | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Luckily for us, our nonprofit organizations are stepping in and have created food banks to help fill the void continually shaped by Congress.

15 Women Document What It's Like To Be Hungry In Powerful Photo Project

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact

In 2012, Robin Dickinson's life took a terrible turn. She went from being a happily married mom and physician, to having two strokes in quick succ...

Obama Signing Farm Bill That Cuts Food Stamps

Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

By NEDRA PICKLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is carrying out a presidential duty that he hasn't had a lot of o...

House Passes Farm Bill Cutting $800 Million From Food Stamps Program

AP | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed an almost $100 billion-a-year, compromise farm bill that woul...

Arthur Delaney

Proposed Food Stamp Cuts Are Much Smaller Than GOP Sought

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though the farm bill unveiled Monday night by a bipartisan panel of House and Senate lawmakers contains $9 billion in cuts to the food s...

America's Struggling Families Need a Farm Bill

Kevin W. Concannon | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Kevin W. Concannon

Earlier this week I was accompanied by Deputy Under Secretary Janey Thornton and Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator Anne Alonzo as we visite...

A Helping Hand for Those Who Serve

Kevin W. Concannon | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Kevin W. Concannon

It is a good thing that we live in a country where a strong safety net exists to support those who find themselves in need. In a country as bountiful and blessed as the United States, no one should go hungry.

Giving the Gift of a Healthier Future This Holiday Season

Kevin W. Concannon | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Kevin W. Concannon

SNAP does more than just provide food. It makes a real and perceptible difference in the lives of young children and their families, and ensures a brighter, healthier future for the entire country.

Reflecting on Hunger this Holiday Season

Kevin W. Concannon | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Kevin W. Concannon

Over the holiday weekend, I saw heart-wrenching news stories from across the country illustrating the impact of cuts through the personal stories of children and families that are using SNAP to get back on their feet.

During the Holiday of Plenty, Remembering Those With Less

Kevin W. Concannon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Kevin W. Concannon

As we gather around the dinner table this holiday season, we are called to reflect on our blessings. Yet there are millions of American families who are still rebuilding in the wake of the worst recession in decades -- and they still need help.

Walmart Is One Of The Biggest Beneficiaries Of Food Stamps

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.01.2013 | Business

One of the major beneficiaries of the nation's food-stamp program is actually a hugely profitable company: Walmart. Americans spend about 18 perce...

'Like the Bite of Crabs'

David Beckmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Beckmann

This debate is about more than simply balancing our federal budget -- it's about our values as a nation. It's time we support a farm bill that doesn't increase hunger in the United States and around the world by protecting food stamps and improving international food aid.

'Let's Get This Done'

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over renewing the nation's farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. Bu...

Love Thy Economy as Thyself

Anat Shenker-Osorio | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Anat Shenker-Osorio

The economy doesn't actually have needs, desires or preferences - we do. If our elected representatives, now working on the economy's behalf, want to screw us, we at least deserve dinner first. Something a little nicer than you can purchase with food stamps.

The Civil Rights Movement: Fifty Years Later

Bill Ayres | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Bill Ayres

The game changing accomplishment of "The Movement" almost half a century ago can happen again starting from the grassroots, from the bottom up. It is already happening right now in towns and cities all over the country and around the world.

Arthur Delaney

Food Stamp Cuts Set To Kick In, Congress Not Paying Attention

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Regardless of whether Republicans succeed in cutting food stamps this year, the 22 million American households relying on the program wi...

Food Stamp Cuts Might Not Happen In House

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House of Representatives removed food stamps from broader farm legislation in hopes that doing so would make it easie...

Farm Bill Folly: The Real Way the Bill Harms the Poor

Lori Sanders | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Lori Sanders

For a party allegedly dedicated to deficit trimming and reducing wasteful subsidies, the bill passed by House Republicans is an outrage, made exponentially worse by the provision that makes its most egregious programs permanent.

GOP Eyes Big Cuts

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House approval of a scaled-back farm bill is setting up what could be an even bigger fight over food stamps and the role of domestic foo...

Arthur Delaney

House Passes Farm Bill Without Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed farm legislation that, for the first time in 50 years, did not include food stamps ...

The Farm Bill's Auspicious Death

Joel Berg | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Joel Berg

Even though some House Republicans voted against the most recent farm bill because it cut too little from SNAP, the bill's defeat is nevertheless a victory for the nation, forcing a serious national reassessment of the measure and its priorities.

Food Stamps May Be Split From Farm Bill

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are making more noise about dropping food stamps from farm legislation that previously failed to pass the House of Represent...

Sam Stein

Tom Vilsack To GOP: The '80s Called, They Want Their Attacks On Food Stamps Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Republicans' obsession with cutting food stamps is symptomatic of a 1980s state of mind. "This...