May 17, 2013 With one in five Americans on food stamps, some in Congress want to cut back on the program.
May 13, 2013 Lawmakers in the House and Senate begin work on the Farm Bill this week, and SNAP, the food stamp program, is on the agenda
Mar 27, 2013 One woman's definition of a safety net: Something that lets you take risks, from going to school to flying from a trapeze.
Feb 13, 2013 Spending on infrastructure and education can help fuel future growth.
Dec 24, 2012 Fiscal cliff negotiations will likely dominate the conversation in the weeks ahead, but what economic issues will Washington be talking about the rest of 2013?
Dec 11, 2012 It looks like the U.S. government’s rescue of insurance giant AIG is coming to an end. And, amazingly enough, it’s a happy ending: The government is selling the last of its AIG stock -- for a profit.
Nov 19, 2012 Congress is considering changes in the $80 Billion food stamp program, known as SNAP.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Nov 5, 2012 Many food stamp recipients in New York lost access to food after Sandy because stores couldn't swipe electronic benefits cards.
Shereen Marisol Meraji
Nov 2, 2012 Politicians keep bringing up the food stamps program this election season -- how does that affect the people who actually use them?