Please call your US Congressperson to vote NO because this bill:
- Would require SNAP recipients to either work 20 hours a week, or train 20 hours a week within an entirely new, state-run bureaucracy in order to obtain the average monthly benefit of $135 dollars. (When the CBO did the math, they estimated roughly 1.5 million people will lose benefits as a result of giving up as a result of these demands.)
- Kicks people off SNAP by eliminating states’ flexibility to link social service programs and creating administrative burdens to utilization of the program and getting employment.
- Takes school breakfast and lunch from kids. It severs the link between SNAP and low-income heating assistance.
- Assures continued divisiveness and litigation between the pesticide manufacturing and nongovernmental organizations, and potentially increases the permissible takings of endangered species, fish and wildlife.
- Would cut working lands programs and eliminate Conservation Stewardship Program.
- Raises loan limits on guaranteed loans to $1.75 million to allow fewer loans to larger farms, reducing the total number of borrowers that can be served and leaving small and mid-sized farms with less access to credit.
- Risks creating barriers to access for veterans who rely on SNAP instead of strengthening and making commonsense improvements to the program.
See links below for the full Committee Report and additional opposition information:
Committee Report with Minority Views including a letter from Representative Walz. (Look at the very end of the Report)
Representative Lewis Contact Info:
Washington, DC 20515
Burnsville, MN 55337
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