Debbie Stabenow

Chart shows federal food stamp participation since 1969. (AP Photo)

GOP prepares bill to cut food stamps by 5 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are preparing legislation that would cut food stamps by as much as $4 billion annually in an effort to downsize a program that many conservatives say has become too bloated […]

08/01/2013

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Obama calls for end to mental illness stigma

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday that he wants to end the stigma of mental illness and enrolled the star power of actors Bradley Cooper and Glenn Close at a White House conference […]

06/03/2013

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Aid groups: US should send cash, not food, abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, former President Bill Clinton apologized for long championing food aid policies that helped Arkansas rice growers but made it harder for the impoverished country to grow its own crop.

04/04/2013

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Deal will prevent spike in milk prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — A potential doubling of milk prices will be averted as part of the compromise that White House and congressional bargainers reached on wide-ranging legislation to avert the “fiscal cliff,” a leading senator said late Monday.

12/31/2012