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Statement attributed to Jim Weill, president, Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2019 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) commends Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) for their bi-partisan leadership in urging the Trump Administration to withdraw a proposed rule that would take away food assistance from hundreds of thousands of struggling low-income people across the country at a time when they most need it. The senators are among a total of 47 senators who signed a letter to the Administration expressing their many concerns on how the proposed rule sidesteps Congress, which rejected such harmful proposals when it enacted the 2018 Farm Bill.

The proposed rule does nothing to improve the health and employment of those who would be impacted by its provisions. FRAC will continue to work with Congress and advocates to push back against this punitive administrative rule that would fuel rates of hunger and poverty and cause serious harm to individuals, communities and the nation.

FRAC is urging everyone to speak out against the proposed rule before the public comment period ends on April 2 by submitting a comment at


The Food Research & Action Center is the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States.