Conservative Republicans were furious about the compromise language even before the Congressional Budget Office reported it would save no money.
The White House is resisting new limits on food benefits for unemployed adults.
One term is the program’s name, the other is outdated, misleading and loaded with baggage.
Rep. Glenn Thompson described them as “job opportunity requirements.”
As pandemic policies expire, welfare programs revert to stricter standards and stingier benefits.
Electronic benefit cards, intended to reduce the stigma of paper food stamps, are now a vulnerability for people barely getting by.
The debt ceiling standoff will likely include a fight over “work requirements” for low-income households.
A proposed bill could prevent Iowans who use the former Food Stamp Program from purchasing various pantry staples.
The Biden administration has headed off an across-the-board food benefit reduction like the one that took effect in 2013.
The president of food justice nonprofit Urban Oasis Project talks about the role of food in the 2020 election.