House panel moves to curb food stamps, renew farm subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly-divided House panel Wednesday approved new work and job training requirements for food stamps as part of a five-year renewal of federal farm and nutrition policy. The GOP-run Agriculture Committee approved the measure strictly along party lines after a contentious, five-hour hearing in which Democrats blasted the legislation, charging it would […]

Republicans hope Trump amenable to food stamp restrictions

MARINA VILLENEUVE, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s governor and fellow Republicans in two other states hope President Donald Trump will be more amenable to banning food stamps to buy soda and junk food than his predecessor. Former President Barack Obama’s administration shot down a soda ban proposal for food stamp recipients in 2011 […]