Representative Marcia Fudge (D-Warrensville Heights) has been named a member of a House of Representatives negotiating team that will hammer out a compromise farm bill with members of the U.S. Senate.
In September, when the House adopted $39 billion in cuts to the food stamp program, Rep. Fudge noted the reductions were “almost ten times larger than those in the Senate bill and would make any chance at bipartisan agreement on a Farm Bill nearly impossible.”
She said the bill’s changed eligibility guidelines for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would deny benefits to an estimated 3.5 million people in 2014, including 134,000 Ohioans who are able-bodied adults without dependents.
“A nation cannot be truly great without a moral compass,” Fudge said. “We’ve lost our way if we turn our backs on millions of Americans in need. That’s not who we are. I look forward to working with anyone in Congress on a farm bill that recognizes feeding and farming go hand in hand.”
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