FRAC Statement on House Passage of Partial Farm Bill

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Statement attributable to FRAC President Jim Weill.

Contact: Jennifer Adach, 202.986.2200 x3018

July 11, 2013 – Washington, D.C. – It is unfortunate that the House passed this partial Farm Bill. The nutrition title was not included, and the path that the House majority leadership is pursuing is one that does not bode well for SNAP in the House. Over the past year, the House majority leadership has used every opportunity to try to cut and weaken SNAP. The bad committee Farm Bill, the adoption of the Southerland amendment and others on the House floor, and the Ryan budget proposal all portend a new assault on SNAP after today’s action. FRAC will continue to work towards a Farm Bill that protects SNAP and the nation’s children, seniors, and working families.