Food Stamps

MINNEAPOLIS | Democrats’ House takeover spurs hope for farm bill this year

MINNEAPOLIS — Prospects have improved for Congress to pass a bipartisan farm bill before the end of the year after Democrats secured the House majority during the midterm elections, a key lawmaker and other experts said. Work requirements for food stamps, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, had been the biggest stumbling … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Democrats’ House takeover spurs hope for farm bill this year

SAN DIEGO | US considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and to prove they will not be a burden — or “public charge” — but the new … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | US considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

WASHINGTON | Senate passes farm bill, setting up clash on food stamps

WASHINGTON  — The Senate on Thursday passed a bill that makes modest modifications to existing farm programs while largely avoiding changes to food stamps, setting up a showdown with the House. The bill passed 86-11. The legislation renews farm programs such as crop insurance and land conservation. Farm programs are set to expire Sept. 30 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate passes farm bill, setting up clash on food stamps

WASHINGTON | Senate unveils farm bill, leaves food stamps alone

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Agriculture Committee on Friday released a bipartisan farm bill that makes mostly modest adjustments to existing programs and, unlike the House version of the bill, doesn’t pick a fight over food stamps. The Senate bill, dubbed the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018,” is budget-neutral and aims to renew subsidy, conservation, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate unveils farm bill, leaves food stamps alone

Trump’s budget proposal includes huge cuts to food stamps

WASHINGTON/May 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Food Stamps — President Donald Trump’s budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill. Trump’s blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday. It includes a … Continue reading Trump’s budget proposal includes huge cuts to food stamps