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NJ Gov Christie Vetoes Food Stamps Extension Bill, Costing Low Income Families $90/Month

NJ Gov Christie Vetoes Food Stamps Extension Bill, Costing Low Income Families $90/Month
Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation late last week that would have used an expansion of federal heating aid to prevent cuts in federal food assistance to about 159,000 New Jersey families. The bill — A2956/S1893 — was a response to changes in federal rules adopted earlier this year with the passage of the federal farm bill. The new rules altered eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the largest federal nutrition program.
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As Thanksgiving Approaches, Texas Will Lose Over $400 Million in Hunger Assistance

As Thanksgiving Approaches, Texas Will Lose Over $400 Million in Hunger Assistance
On November 1, Texas families receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program assistance will have their benefits cut by an average of 7 percent — or $36 per month for a family of four. The cuts will strip $411 million worth of assistance in Texas and impact more than four million Texans. Over half of which are children.
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Food for Thought: Who Receives SNAP and What 47 Million Americans Will Do Without It

Food for Thought: Who Receives SNAP and What 47 Million Americans Will Do Without It
In 2011, 20.8 million households received food stamps, and one-quarter of these consisted of an elderly or a disabled person living alone. One-sixth were unemployed single people living alone. The rest were mainly households with children, most of whom are headed by a single parent, and 13 percent of whom have no adult at all. That last group totals 1.3 million households of only children, about 2.6 million children. Lazy freeloaders, all of 'em!
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GOP Try Again With Pared Down Farm Bill

GOP Try Again With Pared Down Farm Bill
The GOP-led House tries to push through a farm bill with the food stamp provisions removed. President Obama and House Democrats oppose the truncated measure, seeing it as just a ploy to cut aid to the hungry and poor even further.
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Mary Clare Jalonick
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Farm Bill Would Cut Food Assistance for 170,000 Texans

Farm Bill Would Cut Food Assistance for 170,000 Texans
On Wednesday, the House advanced a farm bill that includes $2 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps). According to the Texas Food Bank Network, these cuts would force over 170,000 Texans off of food assistance immediately and eliminate 482 million meals.
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White House Threatens to Veto Extremist Legislation on Abortion and Food Stamp Cuts

White House Threatens to Veto Extremist Legislation on Abortion and Food Stamp Cuts
The White House is threatening to veto the House version of two incredibly controversial legislative pushes: the $100-billion-per-year farm bill and a measure to ban all abortions after 20 weeks.
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Mary Clare Jalonick
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Indecent Proposal: $20 Billion in Food Stamps Cut for a Few Farm Subsidies

Indecent Proposal: $20 Billion in Food Stamps Cut for a Few Farm Subsidies
The 2013 agriculture bill that was passed in the Senate proposes a few modest but welcome cuts to programs subsidizing big agriculture, but it also insures that millions of the poorest Americans will once again struggle with hunger. Sadly, Democratic Senators like Missouri's Claire McCaskill voted for the bill.
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B: U.S. Senate Agrees to Cut Food Aid for Children, Seniors, Disabled, and Poor

I often flatter myself that I understand what goes on in conservatives' heads - far, far better than they understand it, themselves - b
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B: The Farm Bill: Where a Bipartisan Approach Hurts

Today Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) joined her Republican colleague in the Missouri delegation and voted against restoring 4.5 million dollars in Food Stamp Aid t
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