Media Advisory: Chef Colicchio, Leader Pelosi, Anti-Hunger Advocates Condemn GOP Plan to Cut $40B from Nutrition Programs

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CONTACT: Claire Benjamin

Washington, D.C. – Chef Tom Colicchio, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and other leading anti-hunger advocates will hold a press conference TODAY (Sept. 17) at 4:00 p.m. ET to condemn House Republicans for backing $40 billion in cuts to vital federal nutrition programs.

In recent days, GOP leaders have pushed for these cuts in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Roughly one in seven Americans, including 17 million children rely on SNAP benefits to keep themselves fed.

Chef Colicchio is a founding board member of Food Policy Action, an organization that scores members of Congress on food-related issues.

WHO: Chef Tom Colicchio, owner of Craft restaurants and FPA board member; House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH); Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT); Rep. James McGovern (D-MA); Rev. David Beckman, president of Bread for the World and FPA board member; Ken Cook, president of Environmental Working Group and FPA board member

WHEN: 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 17

WHERE: HOUSE TRIANGLE – Located in the grassy triangle on the House side of the U.S. Capitol’s East Front.


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