TODAY: Senate to Vote on Restoring SNAP Funding
Yesterday, the Senate agreed to move forward in consideration of its version of the Farm Bill. Today, the Senate is considering 73 amendments to the legislation, including one by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) that would restore $4.5 billion to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps).
This amendment will help prevent millions of individuals and families from confronting hunger, reminding us of what we are taught in the Talmud: "When you are asked in the world to come, ‘What was your work?’ and you answer: ‘I fed the hungry,’ you will be told: ‘This is the gate of the Lord, enter into it, you who have fed the hungry’" (Midrash to Psalm 118:17).
The amendment is on the Senate floor today—tell your Senators to support the Gillibrand amendment when it comes up for a vote!
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