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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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Reducing Food Stamps Doesn't Just Hurt Children and Vets, It Hurts Economy

Reducing Food Stamps Doesn't Just Hurt Children and Vets, It Hurts Economy
If you don’t think this SNAP reduction affects you, you’re wrong. Anytime you take money from Main Street, you hurt local economies. Since SNAP funds are used to buy food, a $5 billion loss to retailers and to agriculture industry is reported nationwide. For South Carolina, it is a $93 million direct loss to the economy
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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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Sweet Jesus: Trading Food Stamp Support for Massive Sugar Subsidies

Sweet Jesus: Trading Food Stamp Support for Massive Sugar Subsidies
Last week's vote in the House of Representatives, one that significantly gutted America's food stamps safety net, further eroded the long-standing partnership between domestic agriculture interests and the social justice advocacy groups. It also showed who Congress is truly trying to protect in this debate: corporate farms swimming in tax-payer subsidies.
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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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