Friday Short: Republicans Believe Starving Kids Makes America Great

Here’s the Left of Lansing “Friday Short” for May 24, 2024.

Congressional Republicans are trying to pass a new funding scheme that cuts the food stamps program by $30 billion in the next decade.

And the unreal part about all of this is that a significant portion of rural Americans rely on the program!

Michigan Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow says this part of the Republican House Farm Bill will not make it through the U.S. Senate since Democrats are the majority in that chamber.

But what happens if Republicans keep the House and win the Senate this November?

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U.S. House panel debates nutrition benefit changes in GOP farm bill proposal.” By Allison Winter of The States Newsroom (courtesy of Michigan Advance)

Michigan Democratic Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin’s criticisms of the Republican Farm Bill

SNAP Supports Rural Families.” By Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach of The American Enterprise Institute

The U.S. House Committee on Agriculture

Texas Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett’s statement against cuts to SNAP program.

Photo: “Fruit & Vegetable Box” by karimian is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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