Congress on the verge of voting on a bipartisan farm bill

December 11, 2018

Thanks to your advocacy efforts over the past year, this compromise bill does not include any of the harmful policies the House narrowly passed in June. Instead, the bill includes several provisions to strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and to improve international food aid. This is great news! 

The bill could come to a vote on the House and Senate floors as early as this week. Your voice is needed once more to ensure the bill continues to help end hunger.  

Call (800-826-3688) or email your members of Congress today. Urge them to pass a strong bipartisan farm bill that continues to strengthen SNAP and improve international food aid programs.  

Domestically, the bill includes additional funding for employment and training programs targeting older Americans, the formerly incarcerated and other individuals with substantial barriers to employment. On the international front, the bill allows the McGovern-Dole Food for Education program the flexibility to purchase from local farmers and food markets, thereby improving the nutritional quality of the food served to children participating in the program.

While more can and should be done to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world, this bill is a good bipartisan compromise. It rejects harmful cuts to domestic food assistance that would negatively impact millions of people experiencing hunger. It also makes vital reforms to international food aid programs.

Your voice has made a difference in this farm bill debate. 

Call (800-826-3688) or email your members of Congress today. Urge them to pass a strong bipartisan farm bill that continues to strengthen SNAP and improve international food aid programs.  

Your voice is needed once more to ensure the bill continues to help end hunger.  

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