The real “Hunger Challenge” is about to get harder. The House Agriculture Committee released the legislative language for their Farm Bill Thursday afternoon and their bill calls for bigger cuts to food stamp program than the Senate bill, four times the amount of cuts incorporated in the Senate bill. The House cut to “heat and eat” policy would mean that 500,000 SNAP households would lose $90 a month in SNAP food benefits.
You can help!
The committee will mark up the bill on Wednesday July 10, and harmful amendments that would make deeper cuts or harmful policy changes are likely.
Please join us for a National Call-in Day on Tuesday, July 10. Use the toll-free number [1-877-698-8228] to call House Members with the message, “No SNAP Cuts/Hunger Hurts.”
We must demonstrate outrage over the proposed cuts, our champions have no leverage to push back and program opponents have no reason to stop cutting. Please help us send a strong message by calling 1-877-698-8228 on Tuesday.