Browse By:

Thursday March 21, 2019 Login |Register

A Project of

sponsored by

Dispelling Confusion on Food Stamps, Tax Rebates, and the Stimulus Package: Speaker's Statement On Food Stamps At National Press Club Was Mistaken

Bookmark and Share Report Misuse or Glitches

Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Robert Greenstein

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Banking and finance (Taxation and tax policy)
Economics (Economic policy, planning, and development)

Keywords: Economic projections; Federal budget; Food insecurity; Income diversity

Type: Report


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made tough choices in the stimulus package, securing a tax rebate that includes most low-income working families while dropping provisions for temporary increases in unemployment and food stamp benefits.  Unfortunately, in defending those choices at the National Press Club on Friday, she mistakenly provided an inaccurate description of the food stamp provision that was dropped.