Author Archives: Mary Clare Jalonick

  • House Bipartisan Bill Scales Back Major Food Stamps Cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House plan to make major cuts to food stamps would be scaled back under a bipartisan agreement on a massive farm bill, a near end to a more than two-year fight that has threatened to hurt rural lawmakers in an election year. The measure announced Monday by the House ...

    Continue Reading...
  • House Votes a 5 Percent Reduction in Food Stamp Program

    WASHINGTON (AP)Updated 9/19/2013 — The House has voted to cut nearly $4 billion a year from food stamps, a 5 percent reduction to the nation's main feeding program used by more than 1 in 7 Americans. The 217-210 vote was a win for conservatives after Democrats united in opposition and ...

    Continue Reading...
  • Judge Approves Black Farmers Settlement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has given final approval to a $1.2 billion government settlement with black farmers who claim they were unfairly denied loans and other assistance from the Agriculture Department over many years. Federal judge Paul Friedman approved the settlement late ...

    Continue Reading...
  • Obama: Nutrition Bill Vital to Children’s Future

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands more children would get into school-based meal programs and those lunches and dinners would become more nutritious under a bill President Barack Obama signed into law Dec. 13, part of an administration-wide effort to combat childhood obesity. "At a very ...

    Continue Reading...

Latest Tweets