Rep. Napolitano Opposes Dangerous Nutrition Cuts
(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) voted against H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act, which includes dangerous cuts to the nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The bill ultimately passed the House of Representatives by a narrow vote of 217-210.
“Nearly 15,000 households in our district receive SNAP benefits due to high unemployment and a recovering economy,” Napolitano said. “Once again, my Republican colleagues are turning their backs on the most vulnerable in our society: our children, seniors, veterans, and Americans living in areas with high unemployment. We must protect these communities and ensure critical food assistance for those who need it most.”
H.R. 3102 would cut SNAP by nearly $40 billion, denying basic food aid to almost 4 million Americans in 2014, roughly the total number of beneficiaries in the state of California. It would also create work requirements for SNAP beneficiaries even if the person lives in a high unemployment area. Instead of working to create jobs, Republicans are pushing legislation that abandons Americans who want to work but cannot find jobs.
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