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How Obama and State Officials Swelled Food Stamp Rolls

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LifeZette By Brendan Kirby Enrollment in the food stamp program ballooned during President Barack Obama’s eight years in the Oval Office, but the hemorrhaging economy he inherited in 2009 was only part of the reason. Government documents and interviews with elected officials and legal experts indicate that the Obama administration and many state governments used a variety of loopholes and gimmicks...

Rep. Jodey Arrington Delivers Passionate Remarks on the House Floor on SNAP in 2018 Farm Bill

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Today, House Agriculture Committee member, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) took to the House Floor to highlight the positive changes included in the 2018 Farm Bill to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients with opportunities to improve their futures through investments in education and training. Rep. Arrington's remarks: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate the gentleman,...

Chairman Conaway Talks SNAP and Farm Bill on Adams on Agriculture

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Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) joined Mike Adams on his radio show, Adams on Agriculture, to discuss the 2018 Farm Bill. Highlights from the interview and audio from the interview are included below. Chairman Conaway said [in part]: On bringing Democrats back to the table: I’m hopeful that the more questions that get answered, the more opportunities that we have t...

AFBF: Partisan Votes Standard Practice on Farm Bill

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Yesterday, RFD-TV spoke with American Farm Bureau Federation’s Vice President of Public Affairs Dale Moore to discuss how party-line votes are “standard practice” for farm bills. View highlights and full feature below. Click here to view online Moore said: You can go back to the 95-96 farm bill process, you can go back to the ’94 USDA reorganization process, different steps, and different issues a...

Chairman Conaway Talks Farm Bill on Agri-Pulse Open Mic

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Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) joined Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Jeff Nalley on Sunday, April 15th to discuss the 2018 Farm Bill, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2). HERE is a link to the interview and below are highlights from the Chairman’s interview: On the Farm Safety Net: “I think it’s important that we get this ’18 Farm Bill done because if producers want to flip from ARC to PLC...

House Ag Members Highlight Nutrition on House Floor

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Yesterday, House Agriculture Committee members took to the House floor to highlight the importance of nutrition in the 2018 Farm Bill. The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) maintains and strengthens the nation’s nutrition programs to assist those who struggle to put food on the table, while providing critical training to help people learn the skills necessary to gain well-paying jobs,...

Food-stamp work requirements will lift Americans out of poverty

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USA Today There is a fundamental link between poverty and work. Individuals who hold full-time employment are 10 times less likely to be poor than people who are out of work during at least part of the year. But not every American has the skills and training needed to hold full-time employment. Teaching these skills takes time and resources, which is why for so long our nation has taken a piecemea...

Working on Food Stamps

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WALL STREET JOURNAL ED BOARD April 11, 2018 A common refrain from businesses is that they can’t find enough workers. The unemployment rate is a low 4.1%, but one reason for the shortage are government benefits that corrode a culture of work. So credit to House Republicans for trying to fix disincentives in food stamps amid what are sure to be nasty and dishonest attacks. House Agriculture Chairman...

ICYMI: Texas Tribune: U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway staking legacy on passing politically tricky farm bill

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Via The Texas Tribune By Abby Livingston SAN ANGELO – In a dusty warehouse that looks like a set from the movie "Footloose," Brian May pulled wool out of a bail and held it up for an audience that included several members of Congress. “She would use this in her haute couture line, not DKNY, the suiting line,” explained May, president of San Angelo University, referencing fashion designer Donna Ka...

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