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February 4, 2021

Biden COVID package calls for extension of SNAP increase, back hazard pay for essential workers

An extension of the 15% boost in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits and more money for the Women, Infants and Children program are included in the $1.9 trillion stimulus package President-elect Joe Biden plans to propose to Congress. Ahead of Biden’s planned Thursday speech, his transition team released details of the relief package, which also includes support for legislation called the FEED Act to partner with restaurants in feeding the needy. “As I speak, one in 7 households in America — more than 1 in 5 Black and Latino households — report they don’t have enough food to eat,” Biden said in a speech. “This includes 30 million adults and as many as 12 million children. It’s wrong, it’s tragic, it’s unnecessary, it’s unacceptable.”  Read more