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Senator Santorum Plays Major Role in Preventing Food Stamp Cuts

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Senator Santorum Plays Major Role in Preventing Food Stamp Cuts

Santorum Advocates on Behalf of Food Stamp Recipients; Helps Remove Proposed Cuts in Budget

U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, successfully advocated on behalf of food stamp and nutrition programs as the Senate is currently working through the federal budget.

During Senate Agriculture Committee consideration of its budget reconciliation package, Senator Santorum strongly advocated for shielding nutrition programs from funding cuts to continue to provide a safety net for needy Americans.

"I am pleased that spending reductions were taken from other programs, limiting the impact on low-income individuals who benefit from food stamps," said Senator Santorum. "Having traveled to each and every county in my state, I understand that food stamps are the only option for some families to put food on the table. I appreciate the Chairman's leadership on this important issue and was pleased to work with him and my other colleagues in a bipartisan manner on the Senate Agriculture Committee to ensure that all Americans will continue receiving their food stamp benefits. Although this is a time when our nation must rethink federal spending in light of the mounting budget deficits and the reconstruction costs following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, we must never neglect those who are less fortunate, who rely on things like food stamp benefits for basic nourishment."

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