·November 12, 2017
University of California, Berkeley
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as "food stamps", is one of the largest anti-poverty programs in the United States, reaching over 44 million
Americans in 2016, at a cost of $73 billion
to the Federal Government. Major policy changes up for consideration in Congress
as well ...
·June 28, 2017
Large cuts and restrictions on America’s anti-poverty programs have been proposed
and are under debate in Congress
, motivated in part by legitimate concerns that providing assistance could encourage fraud, create dependency, and distort behavior. This worry has been most forcefully articulated by ...
·May 26, 2017
President Trump’s 2018 budget proposes very large cuts in the social safety net. Though the final cuts enacted by Congress may be less severe, any reduction in benefits is likely to impact the wellbeing of people who rely on safety net programs. Many low income families depend on assistance from more ...
·April 17, 2017
Friedman School of Nutrition & Department of Economics, Tufts University
Congressional committees in the House
and the Senate
have begun hearings towards the next Farm Bill, replacing the 2014 legislation that authorizes about $100 billion per year
in Federal spending for agriculture, food and nutrition assistance and is set to expire in 2018. Many programs funded through ...