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Democrats seek to pass $500 billion plus expanded food stamps in economic relief legislation this week

Posted on AllSides April 8th, 2020
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House and Senate Democrats are demanding Congress approve a $500 billion relief package this week that includes a 15% increase in food stamp benefits.

The request more than doubles the $250 million in emergency funding sought by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to extend urgent small business aid that is running dry. Democrats want the additional money for healthcare facilities and to help state and local governments.

“The heartbreaking acceleration of the coronavirus crisis demands bold, urgent and ongoing action from Congress to protect Americans’ lives and livelihoods,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

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