Monday, February 9, 2009

Stimulus: House Needs to Stand Firm for Hungry

Late Friday night, Senate negotiators nearly stripped $20 billion in improvements to the SNAP program (formerly known as Food Stamps) from the much-anticipated stimulus bill. 

Luckily, national groups like the Food Research & Action Center and Feeding America were on hand to prevent those cuts - but other compromises were made. The Senate bill now differs markedly from that passed by the House, and most of the changes don't favor hungry families:

In general, the House bill is better for those hit hardest by the recession, and provides more resources to the best stimulus available - food stamps, for which every dollar spent yields $1.73 in stimulus. 

If your Congressmember voted for the stimulus package, call them today and tell them to "stand firm" for hungry Texas families! 

Capitol Switchboard: (202)224-3121

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