by Alan Pyke Posted on January 3, 2014
The multi-year farm bill fight may be winding down, but critics say a central piece of the budding compromise is deeply flawed.
by Alan Pyke Posted on December 13, 2013
Senate leaders say they won't take the bait, which means food stamps recipients get a brief reprieve from cuts.
by Alan Pyke Posted on December 12, 2013
With deadlines looming, Congress needs to take two simple steps (and hold off on a third) to avoid inflicting needless economic pain on millions.
by Alan Pyke Posted on December 10, 2013
Democrats are signaling support for a technical change to food stamps rules that would reduce benefits for millions without kicking anyone out of the program.
by Alan Pyke Posted on November 7, 2013
Government farm programs sent more than $11.3 million to billionaires since 1995.
by Scott Keyes Posted on November 6, 2013 Updated: November 6, 2013
"The government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers," farm subsidy recipient and Louisiana Senate candidate declares.
by Alan Pyke Posted on October 18, 2013
Food stamp cuts appear inevitable as the House and Senate move to conference on the farm bill.
by Aviva Shen Posted on September 30, 2013
Congress is hours away from a government shutdown, but it's also neglecting another looming deadline: the expiration of the Farm Bill.
by Alan Pyke Posted on September 25, 2013 Updated: September 26, 2013
A glowing 3,000-word profile of the conservative food stamps critic has lots of problems.
by Alan Pyke Posted on September 20, 2013 Updated: September 20, 2013
Republicans approved cuts to food stamps on a 217-210 vote.