On Monday, the Biden Administration announced that food stamp benefits would increase by 25% above pre-pandemic levels. This is the greatest benefits increase in the history of the program. Before the pandemic, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits amounted to $121 per person each month. Under the new adjustment, SNAP benefits are expected […]
Mayors Across the Country Condemn Trump Food Stamp Plan
Mayors from across the US came together today to sign a letter condemning Trump’s proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program which would potentially disqualify 3 million people from receiving food stamps. According to the letter, the changes to SNAP would harm the most vulnerable populations in the U.S.: children, seniors, and people with […]
Senate Cuts Food Stamps For 850,000 Households
850,000 households across the country – encompassing 1.7 million people – are now set to lose around $90 a month in food stamp benefits because of the US Senate vote last night on the 2014 Farm Bill.
SNAP Cuts Taking Effect Today Leave More Americans Vulnerable
Despite the importance of SNAP for keeping 47 million Americans out of poverty – especially children, the disabled, and the elderly – Republicans in the House of Representatives are pushing for more cuts.
House Republicans Vote to Cut $40 Billion from Food Stamps Program
House Republicans voted last night to cut $4 billion annually from SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, for the next ten years – totaling a $40 billion loss for the program.
Republicans Push Plan to Further Cut Food Stamps
Majority Leader Eric Cantor is pushing a Republican plan to cut $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
House and Senate Committees Each Approve Separate Farm Bills Taking Substantial Cuts from Food Stamps Program
Although both vary in the severity of cuts taking place, each will take considerable funds away from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps.