Cut Food
(SNAP) to Children, Seniors, People with Disabilities, and Veterans
Date:July 11, 2013
Issue:Feeding Hungry People: Healthy Food For All Americans
216 votes for
208 votes against
The Right Vote Was a No Vote
During the debate around the 2013-2014 House Farm Bill, an extension in time and mandatory funding was required to ensure the continuity and funding for programs covered within the Farm Bill. This bill would have funded only the agriculture programs leaving nutrition programs including SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) unfunded. Ultimately, the Senate saved funding for SNAP beneficiaries keeping this critical hunger safety net in place.
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  • 1.5 million veterans and their families – thousands in every state - depend on SNAP to keep food on the table. Why did you vote to cut healthy, nutritious food for families who have sacrificed so much? (H. Amdt. 176 to H.R. 1947, H. Amdt. 231 to H.R. 1947, H.R. 3102, H. Res. 271)
  • Almost 1 in every 8 people in this country are hungry and need food assistance from SNAP – two thirds of them are children, elderly, or people with disabilities. Why did you vote to cut healthy, nutritious food for our most vulnerable?? (H. Amdt. 176 to H.R. 1947, H. Amdt. 231 to H.R. 1947, H.R. 3102, H. Res. 271)
  • We all know that hungry kids can’t pay attention and do well in school. Why did you vote to prevent healthy, nutritious food from reaching children? ? (H. Amdt. 176 to H.R. 1947, H. Amdt. 231 to H.R. 1947, H.R. 3102, H. Res. 271)
  • The majority of people on SNAP who can work, do. And about two-thirds of people on SNAP are children, seniors, or people who have disabilities and are not expected to or can’t work. These people need help getting food on the table. Why did you vote to make it so much harder for working families to get healthy, nutritious food? (H. Amdt. 176 to H.R. 1947, H. Amdt. 231 to H.R. 1947, H.R. 3102, H. Res. 271)

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