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The Senate starts debate this week on their version of a tax reform bill that was passed by the Senate Finance Committee on November 16th. This follows the passage of the House’s version of a tax reform package. Like the House version, the Senate proposal would cut individual and corporate tax rates, repeal most deductions, and according to Congressional Budget Office analysis, would add $1.4 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade. As Congress works to negotiate and pass a final tax reform bill that reconciles key differences between the Senate and House versions, there are a number of policy issues at play that Hunger Fighters and non-profit supporters should be concerned about.Read More
Earlier this week, the House budget committee released their plan for Fiscal Year 2018 spending and after a day of committee mark-up, passed the FY 18 budget resolution along party lines. The budget resolution included reconciliation instructions that would force $203 billion in cuts in mandatory programs, including instructions to the House Agriculture Committee to find at least $10 billion in cuts, likely to come from SNAP. There were also $150 billion in other suggested changes to SNAP that would break our nation's promise to provide nutrition assistance to families trying to live healthier lives.Read More
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, known as FoodShare in Wisconsin) is an important nutrition assistance program that helps to strengthen communities by providing families with low-incomes a bit of assistance to ensure that they have the food they need to work, learn, and get their lives back on track. It is a promise that Americans have made to ensure that none of our friends and neighbors have to be suffer from hunger day after day. Take action on both federal and state proposals to fundamentally alter this promise we have made to Wisconsin families living with low-incomes.Read More
Last week, we were in Washington DC for the annual National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, where over 1,300 advocates from across the nation converged on our nation's capital for two days of best practice sharing, networking, and learning. The conference culminated in our annual Hill Day where we took to Capitol Hill to visit our entire Congressional delegation to talk about our hunger fighting priorities for the year. With the uncertainties swirling in DC, it was more important than ever before for us to be there to tell the stories of the friends and neighbors we serve.Read More
Organizations are getting creative in using technology to encourage people to be involved with hunger fighting. Learn how video games can help instill hunger fighting values in chidren.Read More