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In Illinois, 77 percent of able-bodied, childless food stamp recipients don’t work. The USDA wants to change that.

For at least a decade, most Illinois residents who .....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneMar 15th, 2019

In Illinois, 77% of able-bodied, childless food stamp recipients at risk as feds push to enforce work requirements

For at least a decade, most Illinois residents who .....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneMar 15th, 2019

Dining out on food stamps: Bill to let some recipients spend SNAP benefits at restaurants heads to Pritzker"s desk

Illinois food stamp recipients who are elderly,.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneMay 17th, 2019

Bill would allow the homeless, elderly and disabled to use food stamp benefits to eat at Illinois restaurants

Illinois food stamp recipients who are el.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneMay 15th, 2019

House GOP bill would lock the poor out of food stamps if they don"t work

Many food stamp recipients could be locked out of the program for up to three years if they fail to work or enroll in job training, under a bill proposed by House Republicans seeking to overhaul the government benefit......»»

Category: topSource: cnnApr 12th, 2018

GOP proposes stricter work requirements for food stamp recipients, a step toward a major overhaul of the social safety net

GOP proposes stricter work requirements for food stamp recipients, a step toward a major overhaul of the social safety net.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 12th, 2018

Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

The House pressed ahead Friday toward a showdown vote on a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in Republican-leaning farm country......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 18th, 2018

The Fed: House narrowly passes farm bill with new work requirements for food-stamp recipients

The House on Thursday passed a Republican-written bill that reauthorizes farm programs while also imposing controversial new work requirements on food-stamp recipients......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 21st, 2018

Trump Today: Trump Today: President calls on Congress to keep work requirements for food-stamp recipients in farm bill

Ahead of a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump on Thursday said Congress should keep a provision in the farm bill that would add work requirements to food-stamp recipients......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 2nd, 2018

Trump sides with House in fight over food stamps

President Donald Trump is siding with House Republicans in the showdown over work requirements for food stamp recipients in the farm bill......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 2nd, 2018

Negotiators Reach Compromise on$867 BillionFarm Bill

Congress is on track to pass a five-year farm bill that leaves out proposed work requirements for food-stamp recipients, imperiling the support of some House Republicans but opening the door for Democrats in both chambers to support the compromise bill......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjDec 12th, 2018

Trump administration aims to toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients

The move would bypass Congress after lawmakers declined to pass new work requirements as part of the farm bill......»»

Category: topSource: washpostDec 20th, 2018

Illinois food stamp recipients will get March benefits early to ease gaps caused by government shutdown

Illinois food stamp recipients will get their March ben.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneFeb 13th, 2019

Texas Rep. Proposes Junk Food Ban For Food Stamp Recipients

Authored by Sarah Cowgill via Liberty Nation, Chips, candy, and carbonated beverages may soon be off the list of for food stamper recipients... In the ongoing battle to reorganize a federal welfare p.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMay 2nd, 2019

An alarming number of children in America can’t afford food

Experts say many people that are ‘food insecure’ work low-paid jobs, yet still don’t qualify as SNAP recipients......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 1st, 2019

Delays in processing food stamp applications land Illinois in hot water with the feds

Illinois risks losing more than $18 million in f.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneMar 28th, 2019

No job, no food stamps: Would stricter rules let more Illinoisans feel "power of work" or just be "cruel"?

For at least a decade, most Illinois residents who .....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneMar 14th, 2019

The Republican plan to tighten food stamp work requirements is advancing — without a single Democrat’s vote

The Republican plan to tighten food stamp work requirements is advancing — without a single Democrat’s vote.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 18th, 2018

The Republican plan to tighten food stamp work requirements is advancing - without a single Democrat’s vote

The Republican plan to tighten food stamp work requirements is advancing - without a single Democrat’s vote.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 18th, 2018

Plan would allow drug testing for some food stamp recipients

The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who've long sought ways to curb the safety net program......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsApr 12th, 2018

Trump considering plan to drug test some food stamp recipients

Seth Wenig/AP The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing. The plan would be narrowly targeted and would most.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 11th, 2018