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Senate Ag Committee Passes Bipartisan Farm Bill

The Senate Agriculture committee passed its version of the Farm Bill today and we join with a broad cross-section of farm, food, environment, and anti-hunger advocates to applaud the passage of this bipartisan bill.

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Let's rally for a Farm Bill that fights hunger, not one like H.R. 2, which would increase it!

As many of you know, the Farm Bill is the legislative vehicle that authorizes and funds SNAP. It is up for renewal this year and unfortunately, the House of Representatives is currently considering the passage of a Farm Bill (H.R. 2) that would indiscriminately cut SNAP benefits and make it harder for seniors, children and working families to get the food they need to work, learn and live healthy lives. These cuts would widen the gap that low-income Wisconsin families experience every month.

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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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