Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

  • States move ahead with food stamp cuts, By Jake Grovum, September 23, 2013, Stateline: “Some states are already embracing deep cuts to the food stamp program similar to those passed by House Republicans in Washington, ending the food subsidy for tens of thousands of low-income Americans regardless of what Congress does. Spurred by the ballooning cost of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the GOP-dominated House voted Thursday 217-210 to cut $39 billion in the food assistance program over 10 years. Among the changes: Ending waivers for states that during the recession allowed as many as 4 million people to collect food stamps who otherwise would not have qualified…”
  • Miss. GOP delegation backs food stamps cut, By Deborah Barfield Berry and Christopher Doering, September 22, 2013, Jackson Clarion-Ledger: “Ann McCullen isn’t sure how families who depend on the food pantry in Hattiesburg will manage if a House bill slashing food stamp spending by $39 billion over 10 years becomes law. But, she has faith lawmakers will “make good choices.” “We have people who are the working poor, and they’re still not able to make ends meet,” said McCullen, executive director of the Edwards Street Fellowship Center, which operates a food pantry twice a week…”
  • Planned cuts in food stamps decried, By Alfred Lubrano, September 22, 2013, Philadelphia Inquirer: “The vote by the House of Representatives on Thursday to slash billions from food stamps has rocked local advocates for the poor, who see the move as a potential blow to people already struggling to survive. At the same time, advocates praised four local Republican congressmen who bucked their party and voted against the cuts…”

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