The House will vote on the Farm Bill (H.R. 2, AGRICULTURE AND NUTRITION ACT OF 2018) the week of May 14. The Farm Bill is a $100 billion piece of legislation which must be reauthorized every five years and which covers everything from farm subsidies and agricultural programs to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps). No surprise, Republicans passed a partisan bill out of committee that takes away food assistance from people and instead funds unproven, unscalable job training programs that will leave people hungry.
The House Agriculture Committee’s bill would make between 5 million and 7 million recipients of food stamps (SNAP) subject to stricter work requirements. The additional work requirements for SNAP recipients would require that adults between the ages of 18 and 59 work or enroll in a training program at least 20 hours per week, while it largely maintains status quo farm policy like commodity supports and crop insurance.
Action: Contact your Representative in D.C. and ask her to vote AGAINST H.R. 2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018.
If you live in Washington state, District 10:
Call Denny Heck (360-459-8514)
If you live in another state or don’t know who your Representative is:
Tell your Representative you do not support the Republicans’ War on the Poor and that the House Farm Bill, H.R. 2, should not pass as written. It is not right to take food out of the mouths of our most needy citizens.
This action is from Olympia Indivisible’s weekly Call to Action with formatting edits. Be sure to go to their website for more on the actions, upcoming events and for their latest Research Report. Also find them on Facebook.