SNAP

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Trump Administration Wants to Replace SNAP Benefits With Boxes of Canned Goods

The proposed 2019 budget would cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by $213 billion over the next 10 years.

"Food Stamp" Art On Display at Art Basel-Miami

You’ll never guess how much it’s selling for.

Congressman's Cocaine Bust Illuminates Race and Gender Sentencing Disparities

Rep. Radel gets slapped on writs for coke possession. Black and Latino men and women don’t get off so easy.

Mapping Cuts to Food Stamps

Stateline’s interactive map gives a state-by-state breakdown of the 47 million people effected by the November 1 cuts to SNAP.

Automatic Cuts to Food Stamps Coming This Week

A scheduled $5 billion will be cut from federal SNAP benefits starting November 1.

Majority of Front-Line Fast-Food Workers Need Public Assistance

A new study shows 52 percent of front-line fast-food employees need public assistance to make ends meet.

Republican States Cut 'Food Stamps' As Feds Promise Not To

Republican state lawmakers are looking to do the job that their Beltway comrades won’t be able to: Cut foot stamps from every angle.

Putting a Human Face on Food Stamps

If they become law, the House’s $40 billion in food stamp cuts could have grave consequences for some of the most vulnerable populations in the U.S.

House Votes to Cut $40 Billion in Funding For Food Stamps

The bill approved yesterday by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would cut $4 billion annually for 10 years and includes strict new employment standards.

Farm Bill Passes House Without a Dollar for SNAP Food Assistance

African American Rep. Corrine Brown teared up as she scolded Republican lawmakers for extracting food stamps from the farm bill, telling them “This is not a game.”

Was Violent Felon Ban on Food Stamps Accepted With False Data?

Louisiana Sen. Vitter claims massive fraud in his state is reason for felon ban on foods stamps, but no data supports that.

Senate Accepts Deal to Kick Formerly Incarcerated Off Food Benefits

If this amendment ends up in the farm bill and passes, it would hit African Americans particularly hard.

Food Stamp Bashing, Race, and the Bi-Partisan Attack on the Safety-Net

The GOP is winning the rhetorical war on poverty because Obama’s afraid to talk about race. And the results could be disastrous for millions of families.

Food Stamps, Poor-Shaming and the Very Scary 2012 Farm Bill

Why we can’t afford to have moralistic debates about the choices desperate parents make as they try to feed their families.

Another Dismal Record: 50 Million Went Hungry in 2009

Food stamps helped significantly, but Congress is busy cutting funding for them.