Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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Bill Would Impose Restrictions on Welfare Programs TANF, SNAP

The bill would reduce the lifetime limit a person can be on TANF from five years to two. Sen. David Sater said that would encourage TANF members to hold a job and be able to be independent from the government sooner.

01/21/2015

Photo illustration shows a variety of Monster Energy drinks. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Missouri Lawmaker: No Energy Drinks with Food Assistance

Democratic state Rep. Keith English of Florissant filed legislation recently to prevent Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funds from buying the drinks.

01/09/2015

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Nixon Reverses Course on Food Stamp Eligibility Change

Nixon says his administration is withdrawing a proposal for rolling back an expansion of the food stamps program.

10/24/2013

Jamilah Nasheed. Photo: KMOX

Nasheed Criticizes Nixon Over Food Stamp Cuts

In a statement and letter to Nixon Thursday, Nasheed had some strong words for the governor’s cuts, calling them “nothing less than callous” and “an uncommonly cruel action.”

10/10/2013

Getty/Chip Somodevilla

Loss of Food Stamp Funding Worries Valley Park Pantry

“Hunger is here and when you take away the option of food stamps, you will have people more hungry than you can imagine.”

07/17/2013

Asian Carp 2

Asian Carp: Landfill or Dinner Table?

If we can get past the name `carp’ and the perception … we can prove this is going to be a highly nutritious, cheap meal.”

09/22/2011

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