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  • Farm Bill Update: House Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill

    On July 11, the House Agriculture Committee approved its Farm Bill draft by a vote of 35 – 11, after a day-long mark up. The bill included $16.5 billion in cuts to SNAP. What does this mean for hungry Americans?

  • Feeding America Responds to Passage of Farm Bill by the Senate

    Read Feeding America's Press Release on the Senate committee passage of the Farm Bill.

  • Deficit Reduction Must Reflect American Values

  • Oklahoma food bank director warns against food stamp cuts

    Testifying before a U.S. House subcommittee, Rodney Bivens, who runs Oklahoma's largest food bank, says more people would go hungry if food stamp benefits are cut because private charities can't make up the difference.

  • Vilsack: House GOP food stamp cuts top obstacle to passage of 2012 farm bill

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in an interview with The Hill this week, said demands by the House GOP for deep cuts especially for food stamps now constitute the top obstacle for passage of a 2012 farm bill by September when current farm programs expire. Vilsack offered some praise for the version of the farm bill that passed out of the Senate Agriculture Committee last week, even though it contains about $9 billion less in deficit reduction than President Obama had sought in his latest budget...

  • Cutting food stamps hurts poor

    The Agriculture Department published new research this month that further cements the significant positive impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, in combating poverty’s effects on low-income Americans. The report’s implications are clear: Lives of the 46.5 million Americans — primarily children, the elderly or disabled — who rely on this critical lifeline are better because they have a safety net to help them meet basic nutrition needs when times are tough.

  • House panel okays $33 billion in food stamp cuts

    A U.S. congressional panel approved about $33 billion in cuts over 10 years from food stamp benefits, in a largely symbolic and highly partisan vote opposed by committee Democrats and by anti-poverty groups.