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1 year 1 month ago

Future of food stamp program in question

Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill are proposing to cut the food stamp program by as much as 5%. According to a new study, those cuts would eliminate more than five million Americans from the supplemental nutrition assistance program The report comes just as Congress is working to pass...

1 year 2 months ago

Your Healthy Family: Energy Drink Battle

In today's Your Healthy Family, the debate over energy drink safety is heard on Capitol Hill. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing yesterday that examined the concerns about energy drink's marketing practices, specifically to teens and children. The American Medical Association voted last month...

4 years 8 months ago

Brown heads to Washington after upset Senate win

Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown is visiting Washington Thursday for a round of courtesy calls on Capitol Hill. He'll meet with his new Massachusetts colleague, Sen. John Kerry, as well as his highest-profile backer, Arizona Sen. John McCain. The Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, is meeting with Brown before he has...

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