Sunday, July 30, 2017

'SNAP is One of the Most Effective Federal Programs'

In a floor speech on Tuesday, July 25, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), co-chair of the House Hunger Caucus, urged opposition to a proposal by House Republicans to cut $160 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), our country's primary anti-hunger program. “SNAP is not an ATM. It’s not money to be used for tax breaks for the wealthy, additional weapons systems, or any corporate handouts. It is intended to help our most vulnerable neighbors purchase groceries and put food on the table when times are tough. Simply put, SNAP helps people eat.”

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