Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Republican Farm Bill without the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps.
"The House GOP stooped to a new low today by forcing through a farm bill that does not include SNAP benefits to help feed struggling families and children across the United States. When and where will this madness end. How much more do they want low-income and middle-class Americans to suffer while they do nothing to pass a fair and balanced budget that asks the wealthiest Americans and corporations to pay their fair share so that we can grow our economy in a responsible way," said Congresswoman Bass. "Yes, we have to reduce the deficit but it is just foolish to think this can be done on the backs of the poorest Americans. In the last few years, Congress has enacted policies resulting in more than $2 trillion of savings and more than 70 percent of those savings have come from cuts. Enough is enough and today's vote shows just how out of touch the Republican party remains from the struggles of everyday Americans working hard to put food on the table and feed their families."