Food Stamps

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 31, 2020 - 8:11 pm
Most Louisiana Food Stamp recipients will get larger amounts on their SNAP cards because of coronavirus.
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WWL Newsroom
March 31, 2020 - 7:06 am
Food stamp recipients who are not currently receiving the maximum total possible on their SNAP cards will now start receiving the max.
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December 12, 2018 - 6:21 am
The Farm Bill is in conference committee with votes expected on a final version in Congress later this week. The bill houses the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or food stamps, along with farming policy for the next several years. Congressman Ralph Abraham says he’s disappointed the...
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November 19, 2018 - 12:30 pm
( Work continues during the lame duck session of Congress on approving a new Farm Bill, but work requirements for food stamp recipients continue to be a major stumbling block. Republican Representative Ralph Abraham from Richland Parish is pushing for work or educational requirements for...
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June 27, 2018 - 9:41 pm
( Senator John Kennedy has sponsored an amendment to the Senate Farm Bill that would require SNAP program recipients to show a photo ID during a transaction. Kennedy says this would help cut back on tens of billions of dollars in yearly fraud that is rampant in the program… “Reform is long...
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US Senator John Kennedy wants people receiving food from the government to have to show a picture ID when using a food stamp card. He has submitted a proposed amendment to the Farm Bill to try to address the issue of people selling their SNAP benefits for cash, drugs or anything else. “Taxpayers...
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June 11, 2018 - 10:26 pm
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services warns that unless more funding is approved in the special session, that the food stamps program will be shut down. The money on SNAP cards comes from the feds, but the state has to foot much of the administrative bill, and the current budget...
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David Blake
July 04, 2017 - 9:57 pm
The number of people on government assistance continues to soar. We've seen more than a doubling in just the last 15 years. Now, Congressman Garret Graves of Baton Rouge says he’s filed a common sense approach to reforming the food stamp program that would impact able-bodied adults without...
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