Minnesota Budget Project Statement on U.S. House Vote to Cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Minnesota Budget Project Director Nan Madden Statement on U.S. House vote to cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP):

“U.S. House members who voted for harsh cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program today essentially took food off the table of millions of Americans – including at least 41,000 Minnesotans. The bill that narrowly passed today would eliminate critical food assistance for parents, children, seniors, people with disabilities and others who use SNAP to get enough to eat. As long as the economy fails to create enough jobs, many people have no choice but to use SNAP to feed their families. As the House and Senate work out their differences on this issue, they should remember that today’s close vote is far from a mandate and severe cuts are not acceptable.”

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