Senate Passes Bipartisan Farm Bill
1,000 Days commends the Senate for passing the Farm Bill – a balanced and bipartisan piece of legislation that helps secure the food and nutrition needs of millions of Americans, including families with young children. In particular, the Senate Farm Bill affirms the important role that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays in addressing hunger and poverty.
However, the work is not yet done. Last week, the House of Representatives passed a partisan Farm Bill that undermines SNAP and will increase food insecurity among low-income families. If enacted, the House bill will mean more children in America will go hungry.
As the members of the Senate conference committee sit down with their House counterparts to negotiate a final Farm Bill, they must honor the thoughtful and bipartisan Senate process. 1,000 Days will continue to work with our partners to stand strong in opposition to the House SNAP provisions and call on policymakers to craft a final Farm Bill that meets the needs of women and young children.