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The House Agriculture Committee introduced its draft of the 2018 Farm Bill (H.R. 2) last week. While the bill maintains and improves international food aid programs, it unfortunately contains several alarming Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) proposals.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Provisions
International Food Assistance Provisions
The House Agriculture Committee plans to mark up the farm bill on Wednesday, April 18. Meanwhile, leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee are promising a bipartisan farm bill. Sens. Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), chairman and ranking member respectively, of the Senate Agriculture Committee released a joint statement last week stating that the Senate version of the farm bill will be a bipartisan bill.
Budget and Appropriations (2018 Offering of Letters)
Global Food Security Reauthorization Act
The draft House Farm Bill maintains and improves international food aid programs. However, it also proposes changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that would put millions of Americans at risk of hunger. Call (800-826-3688) or email your representative and tell them to protect SNAP and oppose the House Farm Bill as written. Ask them to write a farm bill that helps put the United States on track to end hunger in our country and save millions of lives overseas.
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