Food Stamps

A federal judge said this is no time to start kicking thousands of people off benefits.
The USDA said states already have enough flexibility to waive the new rule in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Trump agenda: tighter standards for food benefits, looser ones for farm programs.
The plan also promises to increase funding to the military, all while claiming to balance the budget in 15 years.
The Trump administration wants a short time limit on benefits for unemployed adults without children or disabilities.
If lawsuits challenging the new regulations don't work, Americans may be facing "unmet food needs."
The administration is pursuing several changes that together could trim SNAP enrollment by 10%.
The third draft regulation in a year would shrink benefits for millions.
They say a "Minnesota millionaire" represents all that is wrong with nutrition assistance.
The "Harvest Box" is a reach even by the standards of a symbolic budget document.
SNAP, which helps 38 million people and is one of America's biggest safety net programs, could stop providing benefits if the government shutdown continues.
There was no guarantee of future SNAP payments if the partial government shutdown continues.
Thanks to the government shutdown it looks like food assistance could stop after February.
The president hasn't signed a funding bill, but he could decide the poor are entitled to benefits anyway.
“These guys are not working ... They’re watching porn," said Star Parker, founder and president of the conservative Center for Urban Renewal and Education.
"How long until someone runs on the platform of #FoodStampsForAll?" Massie tweeted.
Building a border wall, repealing Obamacare, cutting food stamps — Republicans swear that's not them!
The current food stamp debate is a good example of how the federal budget disadvantages children.
A newspaper's lawsuit could force the government to disclose store-level spending data.