The Nutrition Assistance Program will run out of funds next month without federal intervention.
About 1.4 million people in Puerto Rico depend on the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) to supplement their ability to buy food for their families. The program is set to run out of money next month.
How the master of fantasy facts' latest executive order perpetuates racist (and false) stereotypes about government-assistance recipients.
President Donald Trump quietly signed an executive order on Tuesday designed to make changes to public assistance programs in the United States. Per the president's outline, low-income Americans receiving assistance when it comes to food, housing and medical benefits must enter the workforce or potentially lose their benefits.
Rep. Steve King also linked increased use of food stamps to rising obesity rates.
Access to programs serving low-income and Americans with disabilities will be even more limited under the White House's proposed budget.
The community of people with disabilities is on high alert after President Trump unveiled his proposed 2018 budget cuts, which call for a significant slashing to hallmark entitlement programs, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), that benefit this demographic as well as low-income Americans.