Food stamp cuts came in two bills in 2010. One was in the state fiscal aid bill, which cut SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) funding by $11.7 billion. Then there was the child nutrition bill, and another $2.2 billion in cuts. So that literally expanded the school lunch program by paying for it with a low-income family’s dinner
|By: David Dayen Friday June 22, 2012 7:31 am|
|By: Blue Texan Friday December 3, 2010 10:30 am|
Today, the House passed the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.” It provides $4.5B to badly underfunded child nutrition programs. And unsurprisingly, 153 Republicans voted against it — after repeatedly trying to kill it.
|By: David Dayen Thursday September 30, 2010 9:52 am|
Janet Yellen and Sarah Bloom Raskin finally got confirmed by the Senate as members of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. Peter Diamond, another nominee, will have to wait until the lame duck session. The confirmations were part of a large deal, where some nominees got to move through the Senate in exchange for Democrats holding pro forma sessions so President Obama could not make any recess appointments.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday August 11, 2010 6:55 am|
House progressives, angered by the continued chipping away of the federal food stamp program as a pay-for in various bills, are taking a stand with the child nutrition bill, which the Senate passed before leaving for their August recess. That bill paid for increases to the federal school lunch program with food stamp cuts, essentially cutting a child’s dinner to pay for their lunch.