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Senate and House Pass Budget Bills

The Senate and the House have passed their versions of the Federal FY 18 Budget. So what happens next?

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Keeping Our Nation's Promise

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.

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2017 Lobby Visits

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.

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A different perspective on the new work requirement in FoodShare

April 1 is the go-live date throughout the state for the full reimplementation of the work requirement for Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents in the FoodShare program. While everybody in Wisconsin agrees about the value and importance of work, the truth about who can and can't work if often much more complicated. This is a the story about my wife, someone who has had to deal with these complexities and how this work provision would have affected her.

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