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Biden has scrapped Trump's plan to kick 3 million people off food stamps

President Biden and former president Trump. Getty Biden has scrapped a Trump plan to remove the right to food stamps and free school meals from millions of Americans. Three million Americans would have been hit by the food stamps plan with around one million children losing access to free school meals. It comes after the Biden administration scrapped another Trump plan which would have further restricted access to the benefits. See more stories on Insider's business page. Biden has scr...
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, Cnn, United States, New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Food Stamps, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Thomas Colson, Trump Getty Biden, James P Ziliak


Soda sin taxes re-emerge in D.C., R.I. and Congress

No diet drinks in our pantry! (Photo by Kay Bell) Today we celebrate the sweet, iced or glazed, and often decorated treat we know as doughnuts. The first Friday of June each year is National Doughnut Day. On the other 364 days, though, many of us try to avoid calorie-heavy foods and beverages. And many lawmakers want to help us resist our collective sweet tooth by making such items more expensive. Specifically, they want to tack on new or additional taxes to the belt-busting products. In ...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, Washington, Senate, United States, House, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Rhode Island, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Congressional, Kay Bell Today


Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren want to make pandemic-era food benefits for college students permanent

Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Getty/Tasos Katopodis Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill to fight food insecurity on college campuses. The bill would make permanent the expansion of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. 3 million college students rely on SNAP benefits, which supplement food budgets of low-income families. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last week, Democrats introduced a bill to make the pandemic-era...
Tags: Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Usda, Warren, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Sen Bernie Sanders, US Department of Agriculture, Alex Padilla, Sens Bernie Sanders, Century Foundation, Sen Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Ayelet Sheffey, Requiring the Education Department


Instacart Expands Online Food-Stamp Payments, Challenging Rivals

Instacart is increasing the number of stores where it accepts online payments for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants, moving the online grocery delivery giant into competition with Amazon.com and Walmart for a growing pool of consumers using federal assistance to buy food online. From a report: The San Francisco-based startup is partnering with three retailers, Publix Super Markets, The Save Mart Companies and Golub's Price Chopper/Market 32, to allow Electronic Benefits Tran...
Tags: Amazon, Washington, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Aldi, Instacart, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Golub, Electronic Benefits Transfer EBT, Publix Super Markets The Save Mart Companies


How Honolulu's Ulupono Initiative is helping Hawaii fight hunger, invest in clean transportation and housing, and become carbon neutral by 2045

Insider Amy Hennessey, senior vice president of communications and external affairs at the Ulupono Initiative. Ulupono Initiative The Ulupono Initiative is a mission-based corporation that supports sustainability work in Hawaii. Created by the founder of eBay, it's provided $81.5 million in investments and grants to companies. Its SVP shared a look at their projects in renewable energy, transportation, and water management. This article is part of a series focused on Ameri...
Tags: Ebay, Trends, Hawaii, Hennessey, Honolulu, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SVP, HONOLULU Hawaii, Pierre Omidyar, Hawaii Community Foundation, Ulupono Initiative, Hawaii Electric, Amy Hennessey, Omidyar Group, Ulupono, Erica Sweeney


Reform the US low-income broadband program by rebuilding Lifeline

Rick Boucher Contributor Share on Twitter Rick Boucher was a Democratic member of the U.S. House for 28 years and chaired the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Communications and the Internet. He is the honorary chairman of the Internet Innovation Alliance. “If you build it, they will come” is a mantra that’s been repeated for more than three decades to embolden action. The line from “Field of Dreams” is a ...
Tags: Column, Fcc, Congress, Opinion, Government, White House, US, America, Tech, Internet Service Providers, Broadband, Policy, Internet Access, Digital Divide, Federal Communications Commission, Biden


How Honolulu, Hawaii is working toward sustainability and supporting its residents in the process

Insider Solar panels on top of homes in a Honolulu neighborhood. Resilience Office Honolulu has been focused on sustainability and climate change since receiving a grant in 2016. Its resilience plan has promoted access to renewable energy and expanded clean transportation. Other initiatives include reducing energy bills and addressing hunger by supporting local farmers. This article is part of a series focused on American cities building a better tomorrow called "Advancing Ci...
Tags: Trends, Hawaii, Bill, Honolulu, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Oahu, HONOLULU Hawaii, Manoa, Rockefeller Foundation, Public Utilities Commission, US Energy Information Administration, Hennessy, David Ige, Hawaiian Electric, Hawaii Pacific University, Kirk Caldwell


The Biden administration ramps up their effort to address hunger in America, relieving a burden on millions of Americans

Miami Herald/Getty Images President Joe Biden's administration is ramping efforts to address food insecurity and hunger. They authorized the largest children's summer feeding program in history, The New York Times said. The administration also expanded SNAP benefits and resources for children. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's administration is rapidly increasing aid to ramp up their efforts to address the hunger crisis in America, The Ne...
Tags: Politics, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Hunger, New York Times, The Times, Biden, Times, University of Kentucky, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Miami Herald, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Coronavirus, Sarah Al Arshani, Department of Agriculture and Congress


Third Stimulus Check: Additional Benefits In The Economic Relief Package

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Third Stimulus Check: Additional Benefits In The Economic Relief Package

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Millions of Americans have struggled to get access to their stimulus checks. The government needs a better system so getting cash to people isn't so painfully slow.

President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 relief package in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, March 15, 2021, in Washington Patrick Semansky/AP The research is clear that direct cash payments work for economic relief and recovery. The current federal system for getting cash to people is fragmented, inefficient, and outdated. By leveraging existing federal and state agency records, and establishing a public banking system, we can create a new system that gets quick cash...
Tags: Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Usps, Federal Reserve, Biden, Irs, Stanford University, SSA, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, New America, Social Security Administration SSA, Rachel Black


Stimulus Check Update: What Other Benefits Does The Economic Relief Package Offer?

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Tags: Business, News, Congress, Senate, Georgia, Joe Biden, Maine, House, Biden, Sam, Agi, Susan Collins, Trump, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Johnson Johnson, Raphael Warnock


Stimulus Check Update: What Else Does The Economic Relief Package Have For You?

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Stimulus Check Update: What Else Does The Economic Relief Package Have For You?

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Third Stimulus Check: Besides $1,400, What Else Does The Economic Relief Package Have For You?

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Third Stimulus Check: Besides $1,400, What Else Does The Economic Relief Package Have For You?

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Third Stimulus Check: How Could The Economic Relief Package Put More Money In Your Pocket?

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Stimulus Check Update: Some May See Even More Money From Potential Economic Relief Package

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How to respond to the 5 most tired, trickle-down arguments against the $15 minimum wage

Demonstrators participate in a protest outside of McDonald's corporate headquarters on January 15, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures and a frequent cohost of the "Pitchfork Economics" podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. In this week's column, Constant explains why raising the federal minimum wage to $15 is beneficial for all Americans. He also debunks five of the most common myths and arguments against raising the...
Tags: New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, Pennsylvania, United States, Ford, Seattle, UC Berkeley, Princeton, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, McDonald, University of Washington, Department of Labor


Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour would lift 900,000 people out of poverty while adding $54 billion to the deficit, CBO report finds

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the Raise The Wage Act in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol January 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Congressional Budget Office projects that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour will increase the budget deficit by $54 billion. 900,000 fewer people would live below the poverty line with the wage increase, while employment would be reduced by 1.4 million workers. Under the Raise the W...
Tags: Trends, Washington Dc, Medicare, Medicaid, Vermont, Young, Bernie Sanders, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Sen Bernie Sanders, CBO, Children s Health Insurance Program, Medicaid Medicare, Rayburn Room, Ayelet Sheffey, Congressional Budget Office Introduced


A $15 federal minimum wage could be on the horizon but economists are mixed on how it may pass and its impact

Demonstrators protest the Federal Reserve Bank about $15 minimum wage in New York City, on July 20, 2020 Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Democrats are making a big push to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. They want to pass the measure without Republican support, through budget reconciliation. Economists are mixed about the raise's potential impact on the economy, especially during the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. More than a ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, New York City, US, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Economy, Democrats, United States, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Republican, Biden


Federal spending on food aid up 50% but hungry Americans say it's not enough

The Department of Agriculture spent nearly 50% more in 2020 than it did pre-pandemic to fund the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP -- a figure that underlines the lifeline it provides to Americans struggling with hunger.
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Sec. of Agriculture nominee plans to prioritize food security and climate change

Former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call Sec. of Agriculture nominee Tom Vilsack said he will prioritize climate change and food security as head of the USDA. Vilsack urged Congress to create an advisory board of farmers to monitor carbon emissions in farming. President Joe Biden proposed funding for nutrition programs, and Vilsack plans to act on Biden's proposals to combat food insecurity. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sec. of Agricul...
Tags: Congress, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Usda, Joe Biden, Agriculture, Biden, American Medical Association, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Tom Vilsack, Vilsack, Senate Agriculture Committee, Julia Raifman, Dept of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack Bill Clark


Spending blowouts and fiscal irresponsibility top the Biden agenda

With his policy announcement about another COVID-19 relief bill, President Joe Biden declares loud and clear that he will not shy away from spending blowouts and fiscal irresponsibility. For the most part, his proposed plan is nothing more than a way to use the current crisis to deliver on Democrats’ longtime dream to explode the size and scope of the federal government. The objective of the $1.9 trillion plan is noble enough: stimulate the economy, provide relief to Americans and combat the pan...
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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

President Joe Biden prepares to sign a series of executive orders at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Joe Biden's third wave of executive actions will provide aid to Americans struggling financially during the pandemic. Addressing the hunger crisis, increasing SNAP benefits, and ensuring quick delivery of stimulus payments are core components of Biden's COVID-19 economic relief plan. Biden also plans on providing relief to federal workers by enc...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, America, Trends, Usda, Joe Biden, Economy, Democrats, Biden, Stimulus, Snap, Food Stamps, Gallup, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Treasury Department, Dept of Labor


From stimulus checks to larger food stamps, here's everything that's in Biden's 3rd wave of executive actions

President Joe Biden prepares to sign a series of executive orders at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Joe Biden's third wave of executive actions will provide aid to Americans struggling financially during the pandemic. Addressing the hunger crisis, increasing SNAP benefits, and ensuring quick delivery of stimulus payments are core components of Biden's COVID-19 economic relief plan. Biden also plans on providing relief to federal workers by enc...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, America, Trends, Usda, Joe Biden, Economy, Democrats, Biden, Stimulus, Snap, Food Stamps, Gallup, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Treasury Department, Dept of Labor


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 Joe Biden signs three documents on January 20, 2021, the day of his inauguration. JIM LO SCALZO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images President Biden is planning a series of moves Friday to increase payments to combat hunger and poverty.  An official said they include larger food stamp payments and pressure to get more stimulus checks issued.  Biden has proposed a $1.9 trillion relief package to Congress which includes far bolder moves. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pre...
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Stimulus Package Update: When Will The Checks Start Arriving?

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Stimulus Package Update: When Should The Checks Start Arriving?

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Stimulus Package Update: When Should The Checks Start Arriving?

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