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Biden just signed an executive order to expand food stamps and send stimulus checks to people who haven’t already received one

Biden’s third wave of executive actions will provide aid to Americans struggling financially. Addressing the hunger crisis, increasing SNAP benefits, and ensuring quick delivery of stimulus payments are core components of Biden’s relief plan. Biden also plans on encouraging government agencies to raise the minimum hourly wage to $US15. Visit […]
Biden just signed an executive order to expand food stamps and send stimulus checks to people who haven’t already received one
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Biden plans a 3rd wave of executive actions for Friday, including increased food stamps and pushing the Treasury to hand out stimulus checks faster

President Biden is planning a series of moves to increase payments to combat hunger and poverty. An official says they include larger food-stamp payments and pressure to issue more relief checks. Biden has proposed a $US1.9 trillion relief package to Congress that includes far bolder moves. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Biden plans a 3rd wave of executive actions for Friday, including increased food stamps and pushing the Treasury to hand out stimulus checks faster
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Shoppers who use food stamps are turning to Amazon to buy groceries online during the pandemic, and it could help the company win business away from Walmart

Shoppers who use food stamps are increasingly turning to Amazon to buy groceries online during the pandemic. Over 1 million US households bought groceries online in September using Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program benefits, with the majority of that shopping taking place at Amazon and Walmart, according to Bloomberg. The rise […]
Shoppers who use food stamps are turning to Amazon to buy groceries online during the pandemic, and it could help the company win business away from Walmart
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Senate Republicans won’t expand food stamps program in pandemic relief proposal. It does suggest doubling the ‘three-martini lunch’ tax deduction

Senate Republicans introduced their coronavirus relief bill on Monday, known as the HEALS Act (Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools Act). The proposal included another round of $US1,200 stimulus checks, and reduced unemployment benefits, and allocated $US105 billion towards education – two-thirds of the funding is tied to schools […]
Senate Republicans won’t expand food stamps program in pandemic relief proposal. It does suggest doubling the ‘three-martini lunch’ tax deduction
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McConnell says giving aid to states to help ease the pain from the pandemic would be a ‘blue state bailout.’ But most states were doing the right thing before the coronavirus hit.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was against bailouts for states and would rather see them go bankrupt. But states have bolstered their cash reserves and rainy-day funds in the decade since the Great Recession. The idea of allowing states to file for bankruptcy has been widely panned in […]
McConnell says giving aid to states to help ease the pain from the pandemic would be a ‘blue state bailout.’ But most states were doing the right thing before the coronavirus hit.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Trump administration for cuts to food stamps, sharing that her family ‘might’ve just starved’ without them

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York slammed the Trump administration on Thursday over new changes to the food stamps program that will cause nearly 700,000 people to lose access to the program. The Trump administration on Wednesday finalised a rule which would tighten work requirements for able-bodied adults enrolled […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Trump administration for cuts to food stamps, sharing that her family ‘might’ve just starved’ without them
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More than 700,00 people will soon lose food-stamp benefits under a new Trump administration rule — and that’s terrible news for Walmart, Target, Kroger, and dollar stores

The Trump administration is making it harder for some people to qualify for government aid known as food-stamp benefits. The change could cut hundreds of thousands of people from the aid program, delivering a blow to retailers that collect billions of dollars every year from food-stamp spending. Last year, Americans […]
More than 700,00 people will soon lose food-stamp benefits under a new Trump administration rule — and that’s terrible news for Walmart, Target, Kroger, and dollar stores