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Food Stamp Cuts

Unemployed People Are Getting Kicked Off Food Stamps

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you're a working-age person without a job, a disability or a kid, then soon you're not going to have access to food stamps, either. ...

Arthur Delaney

Who Cut My Food Stamps?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

Nobody could tell Audrey Webster of Clinton Township, Michigan, why her monthly food stamps went down from more than $100 to just $16 in February. The...

Arthur Delaney

GOP Congress Won't Slash Food Stamps This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress passed budget blueprints earlier this year that would dramatically cut spending on a variety of domestic program...

Nick Wing

A Day In The Life Of A Welfare Recipient, According To GOP Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

How do people who benefit from the government's safety net programs spend their money? If you based your understanding on some of the recent Republica...

Arthur Delaney

Missouri Food Stamps Good For Steak And Lobster For The Foreseeable Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Missouri state Rep. Rick Brattin (R) introduced HB 813 in February with zero co-sponsors. The bill has not been referred to a committee, no hearing ha...

GOP Budget Could Kick 11 Million Off Food Stamps

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

Congressional Republicans proposed a budget this week that could kick 11 million people off food stamps, according to an outside analysis released Fri...

Arthur Delaney

Planned Food Stamp Cuts To Affect Some Vets

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Roughly 60,000 veterans will be cut from food stamps next year absent policy changes at the federal level, a liberal think tank warned T...

Arthur Delaney

How Republicans Could Cut Food Stamps This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's new point man on food stamps, Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), insists that he doesn't want to cut nutrition assistan...

One In 5 American Kids Are On Food Stamps

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business

Here's more evidence that the economic recovery isn't benefitting the people who need it most: One in 5 American kids got food stamps in 2014, up from 1 in 8 before the recession.

Arthur Delaney

1 Million Expected To Be Kicked Off Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Food stamp enrollment is expected to fall by 1 million next year thanks to harsher rules, according to a new report by a liberal Washing...

Tom Cotton Says Only Farmers Can Understand The Farm Bill

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defending his farm bill TV ad against fact-checkers who've observed its falsity, Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Thursday said journalists c...

Arthur Delaney

Tom Cotton Makes Ridiculous Farm Bill Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a new TV ad, Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) would have you believe that President Barack Obama forced Congress to give poor people food st...

Gerry Smith

How A Government Computer Glitch Forced Thousands Of Families To Go Hungry

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.27.2014 | Technology

Camilla Lewis and her son, Jamarri, did not receive food stamp payments for three months. (Photo: Gerry Smith/Huffington Post) WAKE FOREST, N.C...

Arthur Delaney

ANOTHER State Offsets Food Stamp Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts on Tuesday became the eighth state to announce new measures to protect food stamp beneficiaries from cuts recently approve...

Arthur Delaney

Obama Administration Won't Delay Food Stamp Cuts, But States Can

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Food stamp recipients affected by benefit cuts Congress passed in February will get no reprieve from the Obama administration. The U....

States Find A Way Around Federal Food Stamp Cuts

AP | STEPHEN SINGER | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut and New York have found a way around federal budget cuts that played a central role in the massive farm bill pass...

Food Stamp Surfer Aces Fox News Interview

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In their quest to cut nutrition spending last year, Republicans held up Jason Greenslate as the perfect example of somebody who should n...

Arthur Delaney

13 Famous People Who Once Got Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Jan Koum sold his company, WhatsApp, to Facebook for $19 billion on Wednesday, he signed the paperwork against the front door of th...

Dem Rep: Republicans Who Voted For Food Stamp Cuts 'Just Want People To Starve'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) had some choice words for his Republican colleagues on Sunday, lashing out at those who voted for the 2014 farm bill and it...

Senate Set To Send Farm Bill To Obama

Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to send a massive, five-year farm bill that provides food for t...

Food Stamp Cuts So Devastating Even Walmart Is Too Expensive

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business

Walmart struggled at the end of last year. But according to the retailer's new estimations, it wasn’t because people didn’t want to buy. It was be...

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...

Here's What The House Is Voting On Today

Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is rushing to complete work on a nearly $100 billion-a-year farm bill th...

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...

Farm Bill Agreement Would Cut Food Stamps

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House plan to make major cuts to food stamps would be scaled back under a bipartisan agreement on a massive farm bill, a near en...