Why the US should pay more for food aid
The Trump administration should provide $2.8 billion more for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, and its cousin, the Child Nutrition Assistance, or CHAMP, programs, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
SNAP is the federal government’s largest supplemental food assistance program.
It helps the poor buy groceries, pay rent, and pay utilities.
CHAMP is the largest child nutrition program.
Both programs have been hit hard by the Great Recession, which left millions of people struggling to make ends meet and has caused food prices to spike.
The Trump Administration has proposed $2 billion to expand SNAP and CHAMP programs, as well as to provide $3 billion in supplemental funding for the National School Lunch Program, which helps families with kids.
“Food insecurity is a real problem,” the report said.
“The number of children in poverty has increased over the past four years, and the economic impact on families has grown even more severe as SNAP has grown in both quantity and scope.”
In 2015, about 7.7 million children under 18 were living in poverty, and nearly 1 in 3 children in the US was living in food insecurity, according a report released earlier this month by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
The report found that about 70% of food stamp recipients live in rural areas, and many of them have been living in relative poverty for years.
This is the same area where the Department of Agriculture estimates that nearly 10% of Americans are food insecure, according the report.
While SNAP and the Child Labor and Urban Development programs have seen their share of funding slashed under Trump, they are not the only programs to suffer under the Trump Administration.
A number of programs have also been cut under the Obama Administration.
The USDA has proposed cutting funding for Head Start, the US’ first preschool program, which offers subsidized child care to low-income children.
It has also proposed to eliminate a program that helps low- and moderate-income parents afford to send their children to daycare.
The House Appropriations Committee approved $1.1 billion in cuts to Head Start over the next few years.
The Senate Appropriations Committee has proposed another $1 billion cut to Head Kick, a federal program that provides assistance to families in need of a subsidized daycare to help prepare their children for college.
A bill proposed by Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., would also eliminate the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, while the House Appropriations panel has proposed a $500 million cut to the program.
The administration has proposed cuts to Medicaid, the health insurance program for low- to moderate-wage workers, including eliminating the state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the federal program to provide health coverage to children.
The White House also proposes to eliminate the Supplemental Security Income program, the federal safety net for people receiving Supplemental Security Insurance, the program that gives states money to help people pay for private health insurance.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), meanwhile, is proposing to eliminate $5 billion in funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortion-related services.
And the Trump administration is proposing a $100 million cut in SNAP, the largest supplemental program.
SNAP was created in the 1990s as a way to provide aid to the poor and needy.
Under the program, SNAP recipients can receive cash assistance to help pay for groceries and other basic needs like rent, rent payments, and utility bills.
The federal government also provides money to states for food stamps, which were introduced in response to the Great Depression.
The food stamp program helped nearly 8 million Americans get food in 2017, according on the USDA website.
But the number of people receiving SNAP declined sharply between 2000 and 2013, as millions of Americans lost their jobs and were forced to rely on food stamps.
By the end of 2017, the number had risen to about 9.2 million people, according USDA.
Trump’s budget proposal includes $3.3 billion for SNAP and $1,100 for CHAMP over the coming year, while also adding $2 million for a child nutrition pilot program.
According to the report, “the budget proposal would also increase SNAP benefits by $900 per month over FY 2019 and by $700 per month for FY 2020 and 2021.”
The administration also proposed eliminating the Children’s Food Stamps program, an emergency food assistance subsidy program that was set up in the Great Society program to help families get groceries and rent.
The bill also would reduce the Supplemental Food Assistance Program by $2,400 per month in 2019, $3,200 in 2020, and $4,200 per month through 2021.
The elimination of the Supplemental Supplemental Nutrition Benefit Program would result in a $2 per person reduction in SNAP benefits in 2019 and 2020, the report found.
The proposed cuts are significant, and they are unlikely to have a major impact on the SNAP population.
“These proposed reductions would likely not impact the SNAP enrollment rate,” the researchers said.
The cuts would