Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

This senior executive has the job of ensuring people don’t go hungry

The Agriculture Department’s Food and Nutrition Service helps millions of Americans of all ages every year. It operates several programs to help people…

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(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. To enact President Joe Biden’s expansive domestic agenda this year, Democrats have mapped out a convoluted legislative maze. The party wants to push the new president's multitrillion-dollar plans for supercharging federal infrastructure, climate change and social programs through a Congress in which they have only paper-thin majorities. GOP opposition is certain to be solid. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Congress is on recess this week, so nothing too bad can happen

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Amelia Brust/Federal News NetworkLoren Duggan Bloomberg Government

Speaking of the House: What’s in store for the 118th Congress?

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Air Force/Darryl Bolden Jr.

While advocates await new DoD data on military food insecurity, researchers suggest solutions

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)Senior Master Sgt. Paul Kalle, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, speaks with a family during a Deployed Spouses Dinner Feb. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The monthly event is a free dinner at Georgia Pines Dining Facility designed as a ‘thank you’ for each families’ support and sacrifice while their spouse is deployed or on a remote assignment. The dinner, occurring on every third Tuesday of the month, provides an opportunity for spouses to interact with other families of deployed Airmen, key spouses and unit leadership, as well as provide a break for the spouse while military sponsor is deployed. The next Deployed Spouses Dinner will be March 17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

Some lawmakers want to rethink military benefits as service member families go hungry

The issue of hunger in the military and service member families needing food stamps to get by is starting to grab the attention of high-profile lawmakers.

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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo a Boeing 777X airplane takes off on its first flight with the Olympic Mountains in the background at Paine Field in Everett, Wash.  Boeing on Wednesday, May 27, is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File).

DoD study suggests it’s very hard to contract COVID-19 on an airplane

According to the study, under normal conditions on a commercial jetliner, it would take several consecutive days onboard an aircraft for one COVID-infected…

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Georgetown University Law CenterDavid Super Georgetown Law

USDA says SNAP can last until February, law professor says longer

The Agriculture Department said the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, can last until the end of February if Congress fails to agree on a way to end the government shutdown.

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