The Biden administration has announced that those receiving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, will soon see the largest monthly increase in their benefits, beginning in October. Those in Florida...
“The Communications Decency Act was meant to protect our society, specifically our kids. However, Big Tech has been picking and choosing which parts of the law to follow, which is dangerous and inappropriate."
The bill will “address food insecurity on college campuses by enabling more low-income college students to access the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and pushing the federal government, states, and colleges and universities to take a more proactive role in addressing student food insecurity.”
Florida Democrats Lead Letter to Congressional Leaders Calling for Increased SNAP Benefits in Stimulus
The three South Florida representatives, U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., led the letter and rounded up more than 60 of their colleagues to sign it.
Having won a third term in Congress last month, Lawson said that a potential final deal between the Democrats controlling the U.S. House and the Republicans in charge of the U.S. Senate was gaining momentum. Fox News reported on Wednesday that congressional leaders were also increasingly closer towards reaching a deal.
Currently, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) estimates that there are still percentages of adults and children in need of food and shows an increase of Floridians enrolled in SNAP between February and May.
Lawson was an original cosponsor of U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge’s, D-Ohio, “Emergency SNAP Flexibilities Extension Act" which was included in the continuing resolution.
Following initial approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), SNAP recipients’ maximum monthly allotment (based on household size) will be increased for the month of May. Once approved, current SNAP recipients will receive this additional benefit amount automatically.
Florida Delegation Urges Sonny Perdue to Offer Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits
On March 22, Gov. Ron DeSantis wrote the White House, urging the federal government to activate D-SNAP benefits as part of an emergency declaration.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., released a list of provisions in the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act” that, his office insisted, “will be critical to the state of Florida during the coronavirus pandemic.”
Crist sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis on the matter, insisting that releasing SNAP benefits early will help ensure Florida residents engage in social distancing.
On Wednesday, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) temporarily closed all storefronts and lobbies to safeguard the public and employees from the spread of COVID-19.
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