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Jeff Katz
February 25, 2020 - 3:53 pm
President Donald Trump begins the process of encouraging legal immigrants to support themselves in the U.S. Read more about his new immigration policy below!
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Food stamps
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Jeff Katz
February 14, 2020 - 2:36 pm
Virginia Democrats have voted to allow people on food stamps to use them at certain restaurants. Should they be allowed to? Read more below.
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testifies during a House Agriculture Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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December 04, 2019 - 11:55 am
By JULIET LINDERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is tightening work requirements for the federal food stamp program in a move that will slash benefits for hundreds of thousands of people. The final rule, announced Wednesday, will limit the ability of states to exempt...
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Jeff Katz
October 08, 2019 - 12:02 pm
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than 2.5 million households have dropped off food stamps since President Donald Trump's first month in office. The data from the USDA shows that 2,543,924 U.S. households stopped receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testifies during a House Agriculture Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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July 23, 2019 - 12:59 pm
By CAROLE FELDMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed tightening automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program, a change that could cut benefits for about 3.1 million people. The Agriculture Department said the rule would close "a loophole...
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Jeff Katz
July 18, 2019 - 3:51 pm
2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced a bill that would combat "hunger" on college campuses. The bill, which Warren is introducing along with Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL), will address what it calls "food insecurity" by giving college students more access to the...
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September 24, 2018 - 12:07 pm
By ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards to prove they...
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May 18, 2018 - 3:38 pm
By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In an embarrassment for House Republican leaders, conservatives on Friday scuttled a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in GOP-leaning farm country...
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