Posted on July 23, 2019 Issues: Poverty & Economic Security

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Trump administration proposed a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rule that could cut vital food assistance for 3 million people, including hundreds of thousands of working women and their families who face significant expenses like child care and housing. This proposal would also take free school meals away from about 265,000 children. This action circumvents Congress’s success last year in passing a Farm Bill that protects SNAP and rejected these exact proposals.

The following is a statement by Melissa Boteach, Vice-President for Income Security and Child Care/Early Learning at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):

“It’s unconscionable that after enacting $1.9 trillion in tax cuts primarily benefiting millionaires and corporations, the Trump administration is bypassing Congress by proposing a rule that would not only take SNAP away from working women and their families but would also take school meals away from hundreds of thousands of low-income children. This comes on the heels of other proposals to take SNAP and housing assistance away from women, children, and families to pay for tax cuts for the rich. We must raise our voices to oppose this draconian proposed rule.”

For immediate release: July 23, 2019
Contact: LySaundra Campbell (lcampbell@nwlc.org)

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