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Republican Congressman busted for cocaine possession voted to drug-test food stamp recipients

Tweet You’ve probably heard about freshman Congressman Trey Radel, a Republican from Florida who was recently caught buying cocaine from an undercover cop in DC. But did you know he just voted to drug-test food stamp users? Tweet
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Phoenix Mayor finds out first hand that it’s hard to eat well off of food stamps

TweetThe mayor of Phoenix was asked to live on a foodstamp budget for one week in honor of Hunger Awareness Month. He did, but found after 4 days he was “hungry and tired.” He writes in his journal, OK- ran out the door today with no time to scramble eggs or even make a sandwich. [...]
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Infographic: Congress may make more kids go hungry

TweetRepublicans want to cut spending for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as SNAP, as part of the Farm Bill.  Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala insists ”this is more than just a financial issue.” Government bills can be confusing but this infographic posted today by No Kid Hungry explains what the real moral issues behind these cuts are and the impact [...]
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