July 9, 2012
Read the articles from the July 9th edition, including pieces on the Farm Bill’s passage in the Senate and student loan rate changes.
- CHN: Farm Bill Passes in Senate; House Committee Action Expected July 11
The Senate passed the bill to reauthorize agriculture and nutrition programs (S. 3240) on June 21. Anti-hunger advocates succeeded in beating back amendments to make drastic cuts or structural changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). But they were unsuccessful in efforts to restore a $4.5 billion SNAP cut Read More »
- CHN: Student Loan Rates Prevented from Doubling; New Loan Changes Take Effect
On Friday June 29 the Senate cleared a bipartisan agreement that prevented student loan rates from doubling on July 1 and reauthorized highway, public transit and surface transportation programs for two years. Senators voted 74-19 to clear the measure for the President’s signature just minutes after the House approved the report for the legislation (H.R. Read More »
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