posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are laying the groundwork for an overhaul of the nation's food stamp program, trying again after an unsuccessful attempt two years ago.
posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:21 PM
Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.
posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:25 PM
Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.
posted on November 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM
The audit said OPH didn't verify grocery prices charged through the program, overpaid for food, didn't follow federal regulations governing the program and often didn't sanction vendors for unsanitary conditions in stores or expired products on...
posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:47 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits go down starting Friday, just as Congress begins negotiations on further cuts to the program.Beginning in November, a temporary benefit from...
posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:54 PM
Government data show about 2 million Illinois residents receive food stamps.
posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:42 PM
House conservatives have urged major cuts as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, has doubled in cost since 2008.
posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:36 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — About 47 million Americans received food stamps last year, but only a relative few are required to work or look for a job as a condition of receiving the aid.
Now, House Republicans are considering whether the work...
posted on June 21, 2013 at 4:52 PM
The U.S. House of Representatives ended a marathon debate over the Farm Bill, as a $940 billion overhaul of agriculture and food assistance went down in defeat.
posted on June 14, 2013 at 5:47 PM
It felt like 2012 all over again this week as the U.S. Senate passed its version the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act.
Better known as the Farm Bill, the measure won approval Monday night with little debate. The legislation preserved much...
posted on June 7, 2013 at 3:42 PM
The Senate version of the bill is estimated to cost taxpayers nearly $955 billion over the next decade
posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:41 PM
After passing out of the Senate Agriculture Committee 15-5, the full Senate began floor debate on the Agricultural Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013.
posted on April 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM
The ongoing budget battle in Washington ramped up this week as President Obama sent Congress his $3.8 trillion spending request for fiscal year 2014. Seeking common ground with Republicans, the president’s plan aims to reduce the federal debt...
posted on December 7, 2012 at 1:23 PM
Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., signaled her eagerness to pair the two bills saying the farm bill's passage would be "a significant first step in meeting the critical deficit reduction challenges our country must face...
posted on August 10, 2012 at 3:01 PM
WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department says it is going to impose tougher penalties on stores that violate food stamp rules and give states new tools to root out applicants who are ineligible for the benefit program that now covers about...