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 December 28, 1.3 million long-term unemployed people lost their unemployment insurance. Members of Congress can undo this damage. Call your Members of Congress toll-free via 1-888-245-0215 and urge them to renew federal unemployment insurance, and make it retroactive to undo any harm done to families. Share this message through social media using #RenewUI.
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.
On January 15, the House passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 by a vote of 359-16 – see FRAC’s Summary of Nutrition Program Funding in bill (pdf).
1.3 million long-term unemployed people lost their unemployment insurance on December 28 because Congress failed to reauthorize the federally-funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. Read the White House report The Economic Benefits of Extending Unemployment Insurance.
House Democratic leaders send Farm Bill letter (pdf) supporting SNAP/Food Stamps.
Rep. Jim McGovern delivers latest End Hunger Now speech (speech starts on video’s 27 minute mark).
More than 130 national organizations send letter (pdf) to Farm Bill conferees.
…check out our Farm Bill 2013 section for the list of House and Senate conferees and more information.
About the FRAC Action Council
The FRAC Action Council is the 501(c)(4) arm of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).