Tag: SNAP

Trump Top Priorities

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July 31, 2018

Of course we know President Trump wants to build a border wall.  Yesterday he threatened to shut down the government over funding for it.  But that’s not his Administration’s only priority.  Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin announced that they’re studying whether they can provide another $100 billion tax break to the richest Americans.  They Read More »

The Human Needs Report: House Labor-H bill, migrant family amendments, a SCOTUS nominee, threats to the ACA, and more

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July 23, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on the House Labor-H bill and other FY19 spending, migrant family separations, proposed SNAP cuts, reactions to the Supreme Court nominee, threats to the ACA, and more. Click here for a PDF version.       House Spending Panel Passes Labor-HHS-Education Read More »

The Human Needs Report: Cuts Fail in Senate, Immigration Bills Defeated in House, Bipartisan Opioid Bill Passes, and More

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July 2, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on FY19 spending and cuts, SNAP, important Supreme Court decisions, efforts to combat the opioid crisis and immigration bills in the House, and more. Click here for a PDF version. Spending Cuts Package Falls in the Senate Advocates breathed a sigh Read More »

House Farm Bill Will Make Millions Hungrier

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June 21, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Thursday, June 21 in response to the House passage of the farm bill (H.R. 2), which contains deep cuts and harmful changes to SNAP/food stamps: “By a very slim 2-vote margin, House members voted today to deny food assistance Read More »

The Human Needs Report: Immigration bills in the House, a better bill for SNAP, FY19 spending, and more

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June 19, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on immigration bills in the House, advocates fighting to stop family separations at the border, a better bill for SNAP, a spending cuts package, and FY19 spending work. Click here for a PDF version. Senate to Take up Spending Cuts Package this Week Read More »

The Human Needs Report: Defeating SNAP Cuts, Rescissions Package on Deck, Consumer Protections Wins and Losses, and More

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May 21, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for pieces on defeating harmful cuts to SNAP/food stamps, a spending cuts package in the House, one win and one loss for consumer protections, and more. Click here for a PDF version. House Could Vote on Spending Cuts Package this Week The House Read More »

Success in defeating harsh cuts to SNAP in the House!

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May 18, 2018

Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, on the success in defeating harsh cuts to SNAP/food stamps in the House of Representatives: The defeat of the farm bill is a great victory, because it is a rejection of mean-spirited and wrong-headed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called food Read More »

Sandy’s SNAP Story

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May 17, 2018

Editor’s note: The video below features Sandy, a volunteer with MomsRising. Sandy received SNAP while caring for her aging parents when they had back-to-back health emergencies, but the proposed work requirements in the Farm Bill would deeply harm families like hers if they are enacted. Watch her story below. The House is poised to take up the Read More »

SNAP changed my life. Stop targeting it with cuts.

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May 16, 2018

Editor’s note: The piece below was written by Sharvonne Williams, a former RESULTS REAL Change Fellow. It was originally published on RESULTS’ blog on May 14. The House is poised to take up the Farm Bill – with disastrous cuts to SNAP – as early as Friday, May 18th! Please CALL NOW and tell your Representative Read More »

How the House’s SNAP cuts would hurt children

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May 11, 2018

The House is likely to vote as soon as next week on the Farm Bill, legislation that includes the reauthorization of SNAP/food stamps. Despite historically being a bipartisan bill, the version put forth by the House GOP leaders this year includes sweeping, even stricter work requirements for recipients than those that are already in place. Read More »