Tag: Food Stamps

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White House Announces Food Stamp Benefits Will Increase By More Than 25% Starting in October 2021

In one of the largest increases ever recorded in U.S. history, the Biden Administration has announced that starting in October 2021, food stamp benefits for lower-income families will grow by a life-changing 25%. Ashraf Khalil and Josh Boak of the Associated Press have reported that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…

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White House Eases Restrictions on Food Stamps Impacting 1.3 Million Primarily Black and Latinx Americans

In 2018, the Trump administration issued a proposal that would have placed employment requirements on individuals receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), making it significantly harder for up to 1.3 million Americans — predominantly Black women and Latinas who are currently disproportionately impacted by the pandemic —…

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SNAP Benefits Will No Longer Apply to Nearly 700,000 People Under New Trump Administration USDA Rule

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new rule tightening requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. The rule will decrease the number of people eligible for SNAP benefits by nearly 2%, which means 688,000 people will no longer qualify. SNAP benefits, formerly known as Food…

Trump Budget Cuts Food Stamps, Medicaid

President Donald Trump’s budget leaves his loyal voters hungry for more literally. “A New Foundation for American Greatness” proposes a $4.6 million cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly known as food stamps, for fiscal year 2018. The cut will reach its peak in 2026 at $26.1…

GOP Congressman Links Gay Marriage to Baltimore

By Michael Nam A congressman from Texas has a novel reason for the unrest among Baltimore residents: Same-gender marriage. On a radio show segment where Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) put forth the breakdown of the “traditional family” for the rampant poverty in the city. The Family Research Council, labeled an…

Candidate Compares People Receiving Food Stamps to Wild Animals

By Julissa Catalan A Republican Senate candidate compared poor people receiving food stamps to animals in a post on her Facebook profile page Monday. Dr. Annette Bosworthwho promotes herself as the “tested trusted conservative” with “conservative values”is running in the Republican primary to succeed Senator Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) for a…