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Biden Executive Orders Seek Expansion of SNAP Benefits, Reissue of Workplace COVID Safety

President Biden promised he would take a more hands on approach to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.And during his first week in office, he's rolled out two executive orders that will directly affect the food industry.Among a flurry of actions, Biden issued a new Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety.The order requires the Secretary of Labor to issue revised COVID-19 guidance on workplace safety.Another executive order will "address the growing hunger crisis facing 29 million Americans.".It asks "the U.S.D.A. to consider expanding and extending federal nutrition assistance programs.".The president wants emergency SNAP increases to be made available to even more families who need it.This active strategy is a new approach, and hopefully a quite effective one

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