Legislative Action Center

Take Action

Urge House Members to support UI by weighing-in with their leadership and urging a vote on the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act. The Senate passed its version with 59 ‘yes’ votes on April 7th.

Thank Members of Congress who voted YES on the House budget alternatives that supported and protected SNAP. Follow these links to the roll call votes on the alternatives – Congressional Progressive Caucus, House Democratic Alternative, Congressional Black Caucus.

Thank your Members of Congress who opposed the SNAP cuts and have spoken out to the importance of defending already-inadequate SNAP benefits against these and other cuts.

Watch and share Top Chef judge and Executive Director of “A Place at the Table,” Tom Colicchio in FRAC’s #WhoGoesHungry video as he urges Congress to reject any cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

On the Hill…

Senate to take up a bipartisan bill on March 26 providing five-month extension of emergency unemployment insurance benefits (S. 2148). See statement by bill’s chief sponsor Senator Jack Reed (D-RI).

House Progressive Caucus unveils Better off Budget that reverses cuts to the SNAP program that were included in the recent Farm Bill. Find out more here.

Harkin-Miller bill in the Senate (S. 1737) and House (H.R. 1010) would help families and boost our economy by raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016. Find out more (pdf).

Members of Congress send letter to USDA (pdf) regarding orderly SNAP Heat and Eat implementation.

On February 4, the Senate adopted the Farm Bill conference report by a vote of 68-32. The previous week, the House adopted the report by a vote of 251-166. The bill which includes $8.6 billion in cuts to SNAP now heads to the White House for the President’s signature.

About the FRAC Action Council

The FRAC Action Council is the 501(c)(4) arm of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).