Midyear Congressional Scorecard
Bread for the World’s 2013 midyear voting scorecard is a record of how senators and representatives have voted on legislation that would impact hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world. Specifically, the report tracks votes on amendments related to funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) and poverty-focused development assistance, as well as votes on the House farm bill and the House and Senate budget resolutions.
This record simply states the actions of members of Congress and does not address the attitudes, beliefs, or circumstances behind those decisions.
This midyear voting record can be a helpful resource for Bread for the World advocates as they meet with members of Congress or their staffs during the summer recess and the remainder of the year.
Bread advocates can use this information to thank members of Congress for votes that supported our efforts to end hunger and to tell them that we are disappointed about votes that will result in greater hunger.
We appreciate your continued support in the fight against hunger and poverty.