MBPC Statement in Response to the House-Passed Farm Bill

Jun 22, 2018

Following the passage of the House Farm Bill, the Montana Budget and Policy Center released the following statement:
“The harsh and partisan farm bill the U.S. House passed this week would cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by nearly $19 billion and take away food assistance from 2 million struggling Americans, including children, seniors, and veterans in Montana. We are disappointed to see Representative Gianforte support this bill that will make it harder for many parents to put food on the table for their families. “The Senate has drafted a better approach: a bipartisan farm bill that protects and improves SNAP. We urge Senators Daines and Tester to support the bipartisan Senate farm bill and reject any harmful amendments that would incorporate provisions from the House bill or make changes that would take away food assistance from people who are struggling.”
What is in the House Farm Bill? Read our Farm Bill Series to dig into the details of the harsh SNAP work requirements and why the House Farm Bill won’t help Montana’s economy or our working families. Farm Bill Series: Proposed Farm Bill is Bad for Montana’s Economy Farm Bill Series: SNAP Work Requirements Won’t Work for Montana Farm Bill Series: Farm Bill Training Program is a Risky Scheme for Montana
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