FarmPolicy

July 22, 2017

House Democrats to the Hungry: We Will Not Leave You Behind

Categories: Farm Bill

July 12- “House Republicans voted for a partisan Farm Bill that failed to include SNAP & other nutrition programs. House Democrats took to the floor to stand up for children, seniors, and America’s most vulnerable families.”

Note also a related Associated Press article from Friday titled, “FACT CHECK: Farm bill doesn’t end food stamps.”

The AP article stated that, “One after another, angry Democrats took to the House floor to say Republicans would increase hunger in America by stripping food stamps from the farm bill.

In reality, though, the bill passed by the House on Thursday didn’t deal with food stamps at all. And the lack of congressional action on food stamps could keep the $80 billion-a-year program untouched by any cuts.”

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