food stamp http://wamc.org en Two NY Congressmen Will Vote The Same On Nutrition Bill http://wamc.org/post/two-ny-congressmen-will-vote-same-nutrition-bill <p>U.S. House members are expected to vote later this afternoon on a bill that would cut billions of dollars in nutrition programs over 10 years.&nbsp; Two&nbsp;New York congressmen from the Hudson Valley will vote the same way.</p><p>The Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act cuts some $40 billion from the national food stamp program, known as SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It’s a Republican sponsored bill that was broken away from the Farm Bill over the summer. Here’s GOP Congressman Chris Gibson.</p><p>“I’ll be voting no on the SNAP measure," says Gibson.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:40:51 +0000 Allison Dunne 73983 at http://wamc.org Two NY Congressmen Will Vote The Same On Nutrition Bill Cuomo Rescinds Food Stamp Fingerprint Requirement http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-rescinds-food-stamp-fingerprint-requirement <p>Governor Cuomo announced Thursday that he&rsquo;s rescinding a state regulation that requires food stamp recipients be fingerprinted, saying the poor and hungry are not criminals.&nbsp; Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports&hellip;&nbsp;</p><p>Governor Cuomo, speaking by phone to a gathering of advocates for the poor, says he&rsquo;s rescinded a 14-year-old state regulation that required food stamp recipients be subject to fingerprinting before receiving benefits.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 12:25:09 +0000 Karen Dewitt 39263 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Rescinds Food Stamp Fingerprint Requirement