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Every GOP Member of the IL Delegation Votes to Take Food Away from Working Families, Children

Date: 
06/22/2018

Press Release: House GOP Votes to Take Food Away from Working Families, Children

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 22, 2018
Contact: Julie Sampson, 773-505-2016

Every GOP Member of the IL Delegation Votes to Take Food Away from Working Families, Children  

Chicago,IL– In response to the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passing their version of the Farm Bill that includes new restrictions and cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP,) William McNary co-director, Citizen Action/IL released the following statement:

“The GOP’s moral compass is broken. Their vote to steal food out of the hands of working families, children, and people with disabilities, veterans, and older Americans works is wrong and abandons America’s longstanding bipartisan commitment to feed the hungry. This week marks the six-month anniversary of the Republicans’ new tax law that gave $1.4 trillion in tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires and big corporations, including some that pay wages so low that employees rely on SNAP to make ends meet. Now the same Republicans are stealing $19 billion in cuts from a program that keeps food on the table for single moms, low-wage workers, kids and working families.

“Children and families with access to SNAP have better long-term health outcomes than those who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The Senate should continue to push forward its own bipartisan bill that recognizes the importance of ensuring people have enough food to eat and reject this attack on working families.”

 

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