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Trump wants to limit aid for low-income Americans. A look at his proposals 11.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Low-income Americans who take advantage of government safety net programs could be affected by a number of proposed rules and actions in areas such as housing, food aid, overtime and immigration.
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Trump has a new target for his cruelty: People who are going hungry 17.4.2019 Raw Story

The federal Department of Agriculture program pushed by the White House to require food stamp recipients to work likely will affect nearly 50,000 New York City residents—and more than 750,000 nationwide, according to a new study by the Mayor’s office in New York. This article was originally publishe...

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More than 750,000 could lose food stamps under Trump administration proposal 1.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump administration has proposed changing food stamp rules to require able-bodied adults without children to work 20 hours or more a week or lose benefits.
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Low-wage federal workers still want their shutdown pay, please 20.3.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
It will take Lila Johnson months to rebound from the financial hit she endured earlier this year, going for weeks without pay during the federal government shutdown. A contracted custodian who has worked for the past 21 years at the Department of Agriculture, Johnson still has not been reimbursed for her lost income, and her rage […]
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Congress Must Stop USDA’s Animal Experiments, Says Whistleblower 28.1.2019 Truthout.com
The KITTEN Act currently in Congress would end cruel, outdated animal experiments in the name of safety.

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Trump Administration Sets New Restrictions on Food for the Poor 23.1.2019 Truthout.com
If new rules go into effect, over 700,000 would lose their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

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The Trump administration wants to tighten SNAP work requirements, bypassing Congress 22.1.2019 Raw Story

The Trump administration wants to tighten even further longstanding restrictions on who is eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The farm bill, which gets updated every five years or so, spells out who can participate in SNAP, the assistance program previously known as food sta...

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Healthy Food Just Got a Big Boost in the New Farm Bill 14.1.2019 Truthout.com
A program that doubles the spending power for food stamp recipients who buy fresh produce just got more funding.

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The curious excuses House Republicans are giving for refusing to end Trump’s shutdown 11.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
House Republicans are offering a series of strange justifications for refusing to join their Democratic colleagues in supporting legislation that would end President Trump’s government shutdown, which is about to set a record as the longest ever. Democrats passed a series of bills this week to reopen parts of the federal government that are currently […]
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How Trump’s Shutdown Forks Over Everyone Who Eats Food 10.1.2019 Mother Jones
Beyond the 800,000 federal workers now living without a paycheck, who else is taking a hit from President Donald Trump’s attempt to extract $5 billion from Congress for a wall along the US-Mexico border by partially shutting down the government? One disturbing answer: anyone who eats. That’s because the Food and Drug Administration, which monitors […]
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How is the shutdown affecting America? Let us count the ways 10.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
From TSA agents and Coast Guard personnel, to climate researchers and artists, the lives and work of many Americans are being complicated by the ongoing partial government shutdown.
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Trump administration says it will provide food stamps in February despite shutdown 9.1.2019 Raw Story

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it would keep providing food assistance to poor Americans in February despite a partial U.S. government shutdown, but warned it had no solution in place for March if the funding shortfall continues. The announcement provides a reprieve for the roughly 40 mill...

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USDA: Food stamps will be funded through February 9.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The USDA said it can fund SNAP through February thanks to the short-term funding bill that ran out on Dec. 22.
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Star Parker Berates Food Stamp Recipients For 'Watching Porn' 2.1.2019 Crooks Liars
Trump defied Congress after the farm bill passed and announced much stricter requirements for government assistance in SNAP, so Star Parker was brought on to Fox News to berate these recipients as men staying home and watching porn instead of working. Parker, a lifelong Republican hater of "government assistance to the poor" created the tax-dodge "Center for Urban Renewal and Education" to combat those seeking help. She joined Fox and Friends this morning to defend another callous action taken by the Trump administration. Using keywords and typical conservative attacks against any form of government assistance to those in need, Star, whose policies are more of a black hole for those seeking help, explained how wonderful Trump's actions were, even though a Republican-led Congress refused to implement these most stringent and punishing requirements. They are painting a picture of food stamp recipients for their audience that's black and male and sexually threatening. The exact opposite is true: food ...
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Government shutdown takes heavy toll on federal food stamps office 27.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Staffing for the nation’s food stamps office has been almost completely scaled back during the ongoing partial government shutdown, a reduction that could hurt low-income families and individuals reliant upon the agency for assistance. Upwards of 800,000 federal employees are impacted by the shutdown, more than a third of all government staffers. President Donald Trump […]
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Trump signs $867 billion farm bill without food stamp program cuts 21.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
President Donald Trump has signed a massive $867 billion farm bill that reauthorizes agriculture and conservation programs without any cuts to the food stamp program.
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Trump honors Paul Ryan’s retirement by kicking 800,000 people off of food stamps 21.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
It was a classic bait and switch. On Thursday, in the hours before the Oval Office was set to host President Donald Trump’s ceremonial signing of a farm bill — one which had been lauded by anti-hunger advocates for sparing the food stamps program of deep funding cuts — the Trump administration quietly announced its […]
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Sonny Purdue Argues Trump's Food Stamp Policies Are About 'Dignity' 21.12.2018 Crooks Liars
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue insisted on Thursday that the Trump administration was helping to restore the “dignity” of hungry people by withholding food stamps if they cannot find a job. The Trump administration announced this week that it was toughening the requirements for welfare benefits in areas with high unemployment. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) already requires beneficiaries to work, but states are able to obtain waivers to the rule. Under the Trump administration’s proposed changes, those waivers would be reduced by 75 percent. During a Thursday interview on Fox Business, Perdue defended the changes. “We’re hoping to facilitate people back into the workplace,” Perdue insisted. “Obviously Americans are generous, they’re compassionate. We had waivers.” Perdue noted that former President Bill Clinton had called the SNAP program “a second chance, not a way of life.” “This is become a way of life for some people,” Perdue complained, “who have gotten the need during the ...
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Sidestepping Congress, Trump administration proposes more work rules for food stamps 20.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Agriculture Department wants to limit states' ability to apply for exemption waivers. It wants more able-bodied people to work in exchange for federal food benefits.
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Trump May Have Found Yet Another Way To Kick Poor Families Off Food Stamps 19.12.2018 Mother Jones
The farm bill—once-every-five-years mega-legislation that shapes US agriculture and hunger policy—finally sits on President Donald Trump’s desk, after recently passing through the lame-duck Congress. It’s missing something the president and Republicans in the US House really, really wanted: ramped-up work requirements for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps), the biggest […]
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