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Dems Blast GOP Food Stamp Cuts

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Congressional Democrats want House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to lay off nutrition assistance for the poor. Earlier this summer Republican lead...

GOP Rep. Sees Physically Fit People Using Food Stamps, Suspects Fraud

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) told a horror story to his constituents during a town hall in Welch, Okla., on Thursday. In a video ...

Arthur Delaney

A Kinder, Gentler Food Stamp Cutting Bill?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In new legislation to be unveiled soon, Republicans will seek twice the savings from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as th...

Greenstein Statement on the House Republican Leadership's New SNAP Proposal

Bob Greenstein | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

Proponents imply that any of these people who want a job can get one. They don't explain where four million new, largely low-skilled jobs will suddenly come from.

Sen. Bennet Has His Work Cut Out For Him

The Colorado Independent | Tessa Cheek | Posted 08.02.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Tessa Cheek. COLORADO SEN. MICHAEL BENNET has been appointed to the Farm Bill Conference Committee, the bipartisan...

Food Stamp Cuts Twice As Deep In New GOP Proposal

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are considering a new food stamp bill that would cut nutrition assistance by twice as m...

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...

The New Assault on Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Marc Mauer | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Marc Mauer

If policymakers are not moved by hungry children and unfair consequences for communities of color, they should at least be persuaded by this: Bans on public benefits for formerly incarcerated individuals are counterproductive.

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...

The Republican Insanity of Helping Farmers But Starving Poor People

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

How on earth do you stand up for agriculture while simultaneously denying the neediest people the means to obtain the fruits of that agriculture?

Republicans Nix Food Stamps: This Is Who They Are

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

They just passed a farm bill that included about $195 billion in subsidies to "farmers" (read: agribusiness) over 10 years, while eliminating food stamps and nutrition programs from the bill as "extraneous."

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 ...

Epic GOP Bumbling Could Inadvertently Save This

Salon | Blake Zeff | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

There are lawmakers in the Republican Party who really hate the idea of the government helping poor people stay alive via eating. This disdain is seve...

Federal Log-Rolling and Agricultural Subsidies: Time to End the Farmers' Dole

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Congress is debating the so-called Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act. More commonly known as the Farm Bill, it is a looting expedition, roughly 80 percent general welfare (food stamps, officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and 20 percent farm welfare (agricultural price supports).

Arthur Delaney

How Food Stamp Resentment Feeds Crabby Conservatism

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Janina Riley noticed a woman muttering behind her in the checkout line as she paid for food at a Giant Eagle grocery store in Pittsburgh...

Arthur Delaney

House Republicans Might Take Food Stamps Cuts Out Of Farm Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House of Representatives might move to separate nutrition assistance from agriculture subsidies, a move that would sp...

Arthur Delaney

Republican Mocks Dems' Food Stamp Diets

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats say it's hard to feed a family on a food stamp budget, and for the past week more than two dozen have been eating on $4.50 a d...

Michael McAuliff

Food Stamp Cuts Derail Farm Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican and Democratic leaders waged a blame game Thursday after GOP-backed cuts to food stamps unexpectedly derailed a trillion-doll...

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...

Why We Need the Farm Bill

Dr. Oran Hesterman | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Dr. Oran Hesterman

There is no need more basic than food, and there is no legislation with a bigger impact on our nation's nutrition than the Farm Bill.

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...

Arthur Delaney

Farm Bill Could Reduce Transparency Of Agriculture Safety Net

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifteen members of Congress or their spouses received $237,921 in federal farm subsidy payments last year, according to a new analysis o...

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...