Republicans unveiled a new budget last week that drastically cuts anti-hunger programs such as SNAP.
Fair Share issued the following statement Thursday regarding House and Senate budget proposals and their effect on programs that feed hungry children and other Americans:
“Members of Congress are proposing that we cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by as much as 34 percent, or $125 billion. This would end food assistance for millions of low-income families, reduce benefits for millions of households, or some combination of the two.
“These cuts would take food out of the mouths of hungry children while America’s largest corporations and richest CEOs continue to benefit from tax loopholes such as getting to park their assets overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes. We can think of a better way. Let’s make corporations and CEOs pay their fair share so that our kids can have a fair shot in life. Hungry kids can’t learn – but kids who are well-fed with nutritious meals can succeed in life and become successful, thriving citizens who contribute to the success of our economy and our country.”