Press Release: Farm Bill Protects Food Assistance for Working Families, Older Americans, Kids and People with Disabilities

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Contact: Morgan Williams Grogan, morgan.williams@berlinrosen.com, 202-836-9890

Farm Bill Protects Food Assistance for Working Families, Older Americans, Kids and People with Disabilities

Washington, DC – In response to the House and Senate releasing the text of the bipartisan Farm Bill that protects the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Health Care for America Now Executive Director Margarida Jorge released the following statement:

“The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) continues to be one of the best tools our country has to fight against poverty and prevent another economic downturn like the Great Depression. There should be no compromise when it comes to making sure Americans can afford to put food on their tables and this Farm Bill rightly upholds our country’s long-standing, bipartisan commitment to ensuring no family goes hungry.

“Protecting food assistance for working families, older Americans, children and people with disabilities is not only morally right, it is a basic component of good health care. Far too often, Republicans have given away millions to those who have the most when they should be investing in good jobs, health care, and education for everyday Americans. The GOP spent $1.4 trillion on tax breaks for big corporations and the very wealthy in last year’s tax law, so it’s only fitting that Congress ensure that single moms, seniors and people with disabilities can afford dinner.”

 

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Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is the national grassroots coalition that ran a $60 million five-and-a-half year campaign from 2008-2013 to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and protect Medicare and Medicaid. HCAN has come back together to fight the Republicans’ all-out effort to take away America’s health care and put people at the mercy of the health insurance companies again.