Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who pushed for the measure, said online purchasing helps prevent the spread of COVID-19.
There’s no guarantee, however, that food stamps will be available to all those in Connecticut who need the help.
While officials insist the food supply chain is strong, consumers and those trying to feed the poor say otherwise.
Connecticut farms that provide food are essential services, but staying open will still take ingenuity.
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.”
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 – Followed by a phalanx of journalists, Rep. Jahana Hayes joined a group of House Democratic freshmen Wednesday who went on the hunt for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pressure him to hold votes on Democratic bills that would end the shutdown. They did not find McConnell, but even if they had, there’s little evidence they would succeeded in ending a 26-day stalemate.
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.
Terence Ward has worked for the U.S. Justice Department for 28 years and plans to continue to do so, but after next Friday, he and all 22 employees of the federal public defender’s office in the state will work without pay if the government shutdown continues. Ward is one of about 1,500 federal employees in the state affected by the shutdown, which isn’t likely to end soon and whose impact in Connecticut will grow with time.
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.
WASHINGTON — Single, unemployed adults without children who receive food stamps in Connecticut may soon see those benefits end under new regulations being considered by the Trump administration.
WASHINGTON — In a key procedural vote, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted to pre-empt Connectcut’s genetically modified food labeling law, replacing it with a national food safety standard advocates say would be much weaker and not apply to many foods.
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WASHINGTON — The Senate blocked a bill Wednesday that would set national voluntary labeling standards for genetically modified foods and bar states like Connecticut from setting their own rules.
WASHINGTON – The state’s economic upturn – at least in about half of Connecticut’s cities and towns – isn’t good news for about 3,600 food stamp benefits who will lose their benefits in about three months unless they get a job or job training.