food stamps

  • September 19, 2013  

    In our news wrap Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives battled over a bill that would slash food stamps by $40 billion over the next decade. The Democrat-run Senate and White House oppose the bill. Also, a Texas appeals court threw out the money laundering conviction of former House Majority Leader Tom Delay. Continue reading

  • June 20, 2013  

    In other news Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a five-year, half-trillion dollar farm bill. The bill would have cut food stamps by $2 billion annually. Also, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has changed his mind and says he will participate in peace talks with the U.S. and the Taliban. Continue reading

  • June 6, 2013  

    The Senate will soon vote on the farm bill, which includes funding for food assistance programs that help roughly 47 million Americans. How would spending cuts impact needy families? Judy Woodruff hears debate from Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute and Lori Silverbush, co-director of the documentary "A Place at the Table." Continue reading

  • August 6, 2012  

    U.S. farmers have suffered greatly from drought this year, but the farm bill, promising help, failed to pass Congress before summer recess. In contention: food stamps. Judy Woodruff speaks to Daniel Newhauser of Roll Call about Congress’ unfinished business and whether they’ll make any headway before November elections. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, House Republicans pushed through a bill to prevent a 10 percent cut in the U.S. defense budget by cutting $300 billion in food stamps, health care and federal pensions, over 10 years. Also, Greece’s struggle to form a new government entered a third round. Continue reading

  • March 26, 2012  

    Students at the Albany Park Theatre Project in Chicago research, write and perform plays about their own communities, tackling tough issues like immigration, poverty and race while learning about theater in an area where extracurricular activities are few and far between. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2008  

    U.S. House leaders met with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Wednesday to shape the details of a economic stimulus package amid fears of a recession and concerns over volatile financial markets, both in the U.S. and abroad. Two economists assess the proposals and discuss what’s most likely to boost the U.S. economy. Continue reading

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