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Not 1 of the 217 Republicans Voting to Slash Food Aid for Hungry Americans Supports an End to Corporate Oil Subsidies

On Thursday September 19 2013, 217 Republican members of the House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 3102, a bill to push 3.8 million Americans into hunger, kicking them out of the food stamp program despite the fact that they are unemployed or underemployed. How much would the U.S. budget save by pushing 3.8 million [...]

The Republicans Who Voted To Help Hungry Americans

15 Republicans crossed the aisle yesterday to vote in opposition that would take food assistance away from hungry Americans. [...]

Fresh Off Hikes to Student Loan Rates, Congressional Republicans Vote to Abolish Food Stamp Program

On Wednesday, Republicans in the Senate voted to double undergraduate student loan interest rates from 3.4% to 6.8%, making it more difficult for people to lift themselves out of economic struggle by earning a college degree.

One of the transformations associated with earning a college degree is decreased dependence on government services like SNAP, the [...]

These Senators Voted To Fund Big Tobacco By Cutting Food Stamps

By what criteria could we define a heartless politician?

There’s a great deal of moral room between the points of callousness, corruption and cruelty, but I would like to think that most Americans would agree that a politician who…

First votes to protect government payments to keep tobacco farmers in business, and Second votes to [...]

Democrat Controlled Senate Votes Today On Cutting Food Stamps

Today, the Senate Democrats have a final chance to defend a progressive economic vision for America. They have a chance to vote against the draconian S. 954. S. 954 is scheduled to be considered for passage by the entire U.S. Senate. [...]

Climate Change Disasters Making Poor Families In America More Hungry

As a result of its climate cowardice, the U.S. Senate today was forced to choose which Americans would become the newest victims of climate change. The Senate chose to let Americans on food stamps go hungry. [...]