Thursday, June 27, 2013

Video: A Closer Look at Why Farm Bill Failed in House

On June 20, the full House of Representatives voted  234 to 195 to turn down the farm bill that was sent over by the House Agriculture Committee.  This was a victory for anti-hunger adovcates because the measure contained $20.5 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and reductions in funding for other anti-poverty programs, including foreign aid.  (To see how your representative voted, click here).   Read more in the Bread blog and Politico

In an interview with MSNBC on  June 22, Maura Daly from Feeding America and Daniella Gibbs-Leger from the Center for American Progress joined host Karen Finney on MSNBC for a closer look at why this legislation failed. (Note: This video is preceded by a commercial advertisement)

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