GOP Farm Bill a Non-Starter

May 17, 2018
Tomorrow, House Republicans are bringing a cruel Farm Bill to the floor that abandons America’s farmers and ranchers who are struggling with plummeting prices and the damage of the Trump Tariffs and economic uncertainty.

The GOP bill steals food from the hungry and leaves rural communities behind – reducing $23 billion in SNAP benefits that children, seniors, students, 1.5 million veterans, 23,000 servicemembers, individuals with disabilities and working families rely on.

After the GOP tax scam’s massive giveaways to big corporations and the wealthiest, Republicans are taking food out of the mouths of families struggling to make ends meet.

Don’t take it from us.  News outlets from coast to coast agree: Republicans’ destructive Farm Bill fails America’s hard-working families.


AL Today Op-Ed: Congress should oppose Farm Bill changes that would make Alabamians poorer, hungrier


Arizona Daily Star: Arizona's working poor at risk of losing food help

Arizona Republic Op-Ed: Harsh requirements hurt those needing food assistance


Arkansas Times Op-Ed: Unfruitful labor


Sacramento Bee Op-Ed: Federal farm bill will take food from needy California families

Mercury News: Barbara Lee: Trump food stamp cuts rooted in racist stereotypes

Los Angeles Times Op-Ed: The new Republican farm bill will dismantle our programs to feed the needy


Rep. Rosa DeLauro [CT] Op-Ed: Farm Bill hypocrisy mean more subsidies for the rich, greater food insecurity for the poor

Fox 61: South Windsor mayor living on $4.34 for food per day


WFTS: 2 million people could lose food stamps thanks to bill in House of Representatives

Gainesville Sun Op-Ed: Farm bill cuts fall on less fortunate


Idaho Mountain Express: Food-program changes would harm Idahoans


Chicago Tribune Op-Ed: SNAP has helped millions of families — including mine

Chicago Tribune Op-Ed: The myth of the 'welfare queen' endures, and children pay the price


Eagle Country Online: Many Hungry Hoosiers Can't Qualify For Federal Help

Herald-Tribune: Farm Bill must not cut SNAP


WFPL: House GOP Farm Bill Would Make It Harder To Qualify For Food Stamps

Lexington Herald-Leader: Groups: Farm Bill’s food-aid cuts, work requirements shortsighted

WFPL: House GOP Farm Bill Would Make It Harder To Qualify For Food Stamps


The Advocate: Increased work requirements? Battle over food stamp qualifications threatens to derail farm bill

Daily Advertiser: SNAP is crucial to Louisiana families


Maine Public: Maine Religious Leaders Worry House Farm Bill Could Increase Food Insecurity

Central Maine: You should care about Farm Bill

Central Maine: Food stamp cuts would hurt Mainers


Baltimore Sun: Don't force older Americans to go hungry by cutting SNAP


Mass Live: Massachusetts doctors urge Gov. Charlie Baker to speak out against proposed food stamp reforms


Fox 9: Proposed changes to SNAP leave nonprofits concerned

The Farmer: Agriculture deserves a better investment


Public News Service: SNAP Recipients Urge Compassion In Farm Bill

Springfield News-Leader: Oppose SNAP restrictions, which will increase child hunger


Billings Gazette Op-Ed: House Farm Bill hurts Montana workers


Omaha World-Herald: Protect those who depend on SNAP

NEW JERSEY: Now House Republicans want to take food stamps from 35K New Jerseyans

NJTV News: House farm bill could cut SNAP for thousands of NJ recipients


Albuquerque Journal: Cuts in SNAP bad for poor people, economy


Spectrum News: Concerned residents call on Tenney to vote 'no' on farm bill

Post Star: Protest outside Stefanik office targets proposed food stamp cuts


News & Observer: Farm Bill will hurt farmers and consumers

Women AdvaNCe: SNAP to Attention: Pay Attention to Farm Bill


Grand Forks Herald: Grand Forks will notice if SNAP dies


News 5: Farm bill would raise work requirements for SNAP, could result in more Ohioans going hungry

The Ohio Women’s Public Policy Network: U.S. House Farm Bill Would Hurt Women and Their Families Op-Ed: Government's biggest cuts hurt America's smallest citizens Op-Ed: The 'typical' food stamps recipient could be your neighbor, friend or relative

The Chronicle: Food pantries worry SNAP changes will drive more people to their doors


Albany Democrat-Herald: SNAP reform could hammer rural areas


WESA: Proposed Farm Bill Could Take SNAP Away From 70,000 Pennsylvania Households

Penn Live Op-Ed: The House's version of the Farm Bill would undermine anti-hunger efforts

Mercury News: Protestors urge Costello to oppose cuts to Food Stamps

Penn Live Op-Ed: Pa. needs a Farm Bill that helps those in need, not one that makes more cuts


The Monitor Op-Ed: Low-income families and children are under attack with Farm Bill

Texas Observer: Proposed Changes to SNAP in the Farm Bill Could Leave Rural Texans Hungry

Houston Chronicle Editorial: Cuts to SNAP would hurt working poor in Texas


Park Record: Farm Bill is based on common myths about people who use food stamps


Seattle Times Op-Ed: GOP plan to tie food stamps to job training is not ‘reform’


Wisconsin Public Radio: Proposed Farm Bill Would Push Thousands Of Wisconsin Children Off Food Stamps

WSAU: Proposed farm bill cuts back on 'SNAP' food aid