Himes says the government must rush money to Americans on the “suffering frontier” of the coronavirus pandemic.
The House has teed up a multi-billion dollar coronavirus bill with a new paid sick leave program and enhanced unemployment insurance.
Lawmakers are questioning how school closures will impact kids who rely on free meals.
DeLauro said the Trump administration’s move to require some food stamp recipients to work at least 20 hours a week “is a betrayal of our nation’s values.”
The lawmakers said the proposed food stamp rule would “dramatically undermine Connecticut’s ability to assist families in need and will disproportionally impact our state’s most vulnerable populations.”
Responding to a request from Connecticut and two other states, a federal judge put a hold on a new Trump administration policy aimed at discouraging immigrants from using federal benefits.
That rule would deny entry or green cards to immigrants based on their use of public programs like food stamps and Medicaid.
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said the new rule “has instilled fear and chaos in Connecticut’s immigrant communities.”
Calling it part of a “cruel and racist campaign,” Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said he intends to join other states in a legal challenge to the Trump “public charge’ rule.
If the new Trump rule is implemented, thousands of Connecticut schoolchildren would lose free lunches, too.
The attempt by the Trump administration could push tens of thousands of low-income Connecticut residents off the program.
Washington– The longer the federal government is shut down, the more state and local governments will feel the disruption in Washington.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has moved to prevent a cutoff or curtailment of food stamps and other nutrition programs endangered by the shutdown — programs that help feed hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents.
WASHINGTON — With no end to the federal shutdown in sight, anti-hunger advocates are becoming anxious about the fate of federal nutrition programs like food stamps, school lunches, and other programs for the poor that are run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one of the shuttered agencies. Some could be run temporarily with state money, but the fate of others is in limbo if the shutdown continues beyond the end of the month.
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Thursday moved to tighten work requirements for food stamps, a change in policy that could affect up to 39,000 in Connecticut who receive this food assistance.