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Food Stamp Cuts

Arthur Delaney

Republicans Want To Drug Test Food Stamp Recipients

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives will soon decide whether states should be able to make food stamp recipients pee in cups to prove they're n...

Michael McAuliff

Food Stamps Mean $100 Million To Military Families

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the House of Representatives considers cutting more than $20 billion from the food stamps program this week, it may want to consid...

Arthur Delaney

Food Stamp Cuts Draw White House Veto Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday threatened to veto farm legislation that would cut billions from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistanc...

Arthur Delaney

Dems Protest Nutrition Cuts By Going On Food Stamp Diets

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To protest nutrition assistance cuts this week, nearly 30 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are limiting their food budgets...

Michigan Congressman Goes On Food Stamps

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.07.2013 | Detroit

Survive on less than $5 a day for groceries? That's a fact of life for many recipients of food stamps -- but we have a feeling most lawmakers deciding...

Arthur Delaney

Republicans Take Hypocritical Stance In Food Stamp Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Agriculture Committee Republicans who vocally supported billions in cuts to federal food assistance are big-time recipients of gov...

Michael McAuliff

Veterans Fear Impact Of Food Stamp Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Veterans have a reminder for the Senate as it takes up plans to cut food stamps by $4.1 billion this week: The aid has been -- and still...

Congress: Do No Harm to SNAP

James S. Marks | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
James S. Marks

Cutting SNAP is precisely the wrong prescription for our children and the nation's economic recovery. The notion that SNAP benefits are an overly generous handout could not be further from the truth.

Arthur Delaney

Would Jesus Cut Food Stamps?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.17.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- Republican and Democrats sparred this week on where Jesus Christ would stand on food stamps, a federal program that supported 47 million...

Get Involved in Telling Congress: Don't Cut $20 Billion From SNAP!

Kim Doyle Wille | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Kim Doyle Wille

I'm a hunger-fighter, seeing the escalation in need and here to ring the bell and call for all hands on deck!

Farm Bill Moves Forward With Massive Food Stamp Cuts

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

* Biggest food stamp cuts since 1996 welfare reform law * Bill creates three new types of crop insurance coverage ...

Arthur Delaney

Shrinking Deficit Doesn't Deter Republicans From Cutting Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans are seeking deeper cuts to nutrition programs this year even as the federal budget deficit is shrinking faster...

Vital Program Likely To Experience Cuts

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government's food stamp program, which helps feed 1 in every 7 America, was one of the few programs exempted from this year's automa...

How the Crop Insurance Industry Helped Buy a Multi-Billion Dollar Cut to Food Stamps

Zaid Jilani | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Zaid Jilani

We conducted a review of campaign spending by the crop insurance industry's top political action committee and its lobbyists it has contracted through a Virginia law firm, and found, unfortunately, unsurprising results.

Michael McAuliff

Senate Crushes Bid To Restore $4.5 Billion For Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate overwhelmingly rejected a bid to preserve some $4.5 billion in food stamps funding, as part of the massive farm bill, on Tues...

Michael McAuliff

$100 Million In Food Stamps Used On Military Bases

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress' push to cut food stamps could cause collateral damage in the military, hitting everyone from active-duty members to retirees, ...

Paul Smacked Down By Senate On Drastic Cut

Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has turned back an effort by Kentucky Republican Rand Paul to drastically cut food stamp spending and replace the food a...

The Farm Bill Should Protect Hungry Kids, Not Subsidies for Insurance Companies

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 08.06.2012 | Home
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The fact is that food stamps are an effective investment. For every dollar that's invested into the SNAP program, we get $1.71 back in return.

GOP-Controlled House Passes Social Service Cuts To Fund Military

Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The GOP-controlled House Thursday passed legislation to replace a looming 10 percent cut to th...

GOP Plan Cuts Social Services To Protect The Pentagon

Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The Republicans who control the House are using cuts to food aid, health care and social servi...

Arthur Delaney

Bombs Not Food: Republicans Aim To Save Military By Cutting Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest Republican plan to reconcile the budget and preserve defense spending extracts even deeper cuts from programs to help the poo...

Food Stamp Cuts Advance

Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

By Emily Stephenson A U.S. congressional panel approved about $33 billion in cuts over 10 years from food assistance programs in a partisan vot...

GOP Eyes Food Stamp Cuts To Avoid Big Military Cutback

Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Republicans controlling the House are eying big cuts to food stamps as they piece together leg...

Democrats May Cut Food Stamp Funds To Pay For Michelle Obama's Anti-Obesity Initiative

The Hill | Russell Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats who reluctantly slashed a food stamp program to fund a state aid bill may have to do so again to pay for a top priority of first lady Michel...