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For the working poor, food stamp cuts mean living with a lot less

Nov 1, 2013
Starting today, Americans will get less in foods stamp assistance. We talk to one of them.
Posted In: SNAP, food stamps

Food stamps may be cut from new farm bill

Jul 8, 2013
In an effort to get it passed, some in Congress want to split the food-stamps part of the bill from the farm subsidy part.
Posted In: farm bill, Congress, food stamps, Agriculture

Convicted of a violent crime? Senate proposes food stamp cutoff

May 27, 2013
Democrats in the Senate agreed to an amendment that would ban anyone ever convicted of certain violent crimes from receiving SNAP food stamps -- for their entire lives.
Posted In: SNAP, food stamps, Crime

As Congress debates farm bill, food stamps hang in the balance

May 17, 2013
With one in five Americans on food stamps, some in Congress want to cut back on the program.
Posted In: food stamps, poverty, SNAP, Congress

Is it time to shrink a growing food stamp program?

May 10, 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
Posted In: food stamps, farm bill

Show me your (real and metaphoric) safety net

Mar 26, 2013
One woman's definition of a safety net: Something that lets you take risks, from going to school to flying from a trapeze.
Posted In: food stamps, safety net

Food stamps holding up farm bill

Nov 19, 2012
Congress is considering changes in the $80 Billion food stamp program, known as SNAP.
Posted In: food stamps, SNAP, hunger

Sandy outages hit food stamp recipients

Nov 5, 2012
Many food stamp recipients in New York lost access to food after Sandy because stores couldn't swipe electronic benefits cards.
Posted In: food stamps, Hurricane Sandy, EBT

How the stigma of food stamps plays into the election

Nov 2, 2012
Politicians keep bringing up the food stamps program this election season -- how does that affect the people who actually use them?
Posted In: food stamps, Election 2012

Food stamps and the politics of poverty

Oct 30, 2012
As the 2012 presidential election enters its final days, we examine one of the stars of the campaign. Not binders or Big Bird. This one begins with the letter 'F' -- food stamps.
Posted In: food stamps, Election 2012

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