US Congress to cut food stamps by $9 billion

The cuts to the program, which will affect nearly a million households over the next decade, are part of multi-year farm bill which sets spending levels for federal agriculture and food policy. The giant piece of legislation is expected to get a vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, after which it will be […]

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23,116,928 to 20,618,000: Households on Food Stamps Now Outnumber All Households in Northeast U.S.

“A record 23,116,928 American households were enrolled in the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—AKA food stamps—during the month of June, according to data released this month by the Department of Agriculture. That outnumbers the 20,618,000 households that the Census Bureau estimated were in the entire Northeastern United States as of the second quarter […]

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