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June 15, 2017

Some House Republicans are reportedly considering major cuts to SNAP (formerly food stamps) to help pay for tax cuts, and President Trump’s budget proposes major SNAP cuts. So it’s a good time to remind policymakers of SNAP’s essential role in helping low-income people of all backgrounds,...

Families of Children with Disabilities Are Likelier to Face Material Hardship
June 9, 2017

Access to SNAP (formerly food stamps), the nation’s key food assistance program, during pregnancy and early childhood can improve health — and, for girls, economic well-being—in adulthood, leading economist Hilary Hoynes says in an interview with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Her...

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June 5, 2017

SNAP (formerly food stamps) should be a “hand-up,” not a “permanent lifestyle,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said recently. But SNAP, which President Trump’s budget would...

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May 23, 2017

President Trump’s 2018 budget proposes to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) by more than $193 billion over the next ten years — a more than 25 percent cut — through a massive cost shift to states, cutting eligibility for millions of households and reducing benefits for hundreds of thousands more, as we write in a...

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Vice President for Food Assistance Policy

May 22, 2017

President Trump’s new budget will reportedly cut SNAP (formerly food stamps) by $193 billion — 25 to 30 percent — over ten years and may justify the cut by claiming that SNAP caseloads and...

In Focus; SNAP Caseload Decline Tracking CBO Projections
May 11, 2017

SNAP (formerly food stamp) caseloads and spending are continuing to fall in 2017 — and the decline may be accelerating, the latest Agriculture and Treasury Department data show.  (See graph.)

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May 10, 2017

For millions of Americans, work doesn’t provide enough income for them to feed their families. Our major new report explains that SNAP (formerly food stamps) provides workers with low pay and often fluctuating incomes with crucial additional monthly income to help put food on the table.  It also...

Workers Participating in SNAP Work in Service Occupations at Higher Rates Than All Workers
April 26, 2017

How much do you know about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)? CBBP’s new “This Is SNAP” campaign is designed to help you get to know SNAP a little better.

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April 24, 2017

SNAP (formerly food stamp) caseloads continued falling in January and have dropped by 11 percent or more than 5 million people since peaking in December 2012, the latest Agriculture Department data show. (See graph.)...

SNAP Participation Has Fallen by More than 5 Million Since December 2012
April 18, 2017

Maine’s Governor Paul LePage reportedly plans to seek federal approval to require low-income adults to prove they are employed in order to keep their Medicaid benefits, basing the approach on a misleading report about the state’s experience with a three-month time limit for...

Maine Work Rates Nearly the Same Before and After Time Limit

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