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Rep Jim Clyburn Fights Against Food Stamp Cuts

July 10, 2012
Rep Jim Clyburn Fights Against Food Stamp Cuts
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From Politico – The Agriculture panel is slated to begin marking up the farm bill Wednesday morning. As now drafted, the measure more than triples the food stamp cuts in the Senate farm bill — taking about $16.5 billion from the aid also known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). “For us to be marking up this farm bill with this big a cut in SNAP programs is an abomination,” Clyburn said. “We all are trying to make a good future for our children, our grandchildren and our country and we know full well that in order for our kids to be educated properly they must be fed appropriately.” “I know what it is to stand in front of a class trying to teach world history when you know that that child sitting in front of you did not have breakfast,” Clyburn said, recalling his early years as a school teacher in East Charleston. “I know what it is to pass out Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets and go into the homes of students and see in their kitchens and their dining rooms an absence of nutrition and just basic food.” Clyburn denounces food stamp cuts He steps into the farm bill debate, calling the planned food stamp cuts an ‘abomination.’
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Rep Jim Clyburn Fights Against Food Stamp Cuts

July 10, 2012
Rep Jim Clyburn Fights Against Food Stamp Cuts
http://bit.ly/LdEAu1
From Politico – The Agriculture panel is slated to begin marking up the farm bill Wednesday morning. As now drafted, the measure more than triples the food stamp cuts in the Senate farm bill — taking about $16.5 billion from the aid also known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). “For us to be marking up this farm bill with this big a cut in SNAP programs is an abomination,” Clyburn said. “We all are trying to make a good future for our children, our grandchildren and our country and we know full well that in order for our kids to be educated properly they must be fed appropriately.” “I know what it is to stand in front of a class trying to teach world history when you know that that child sitting in front of you did not have breakfast,” Clyburn said, recalling his early years as a school teacher in East Charleston. “I know what it is to pass out Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets and go into the homes of students and see in their kitchens and their dining rooms an absence of nutrition and just basic food.” Clyburn denounces food stamp cuts He steps into the farm bill debate, calling the planned food stamp cuts an ‘abomination.’

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