The U.S. House just passed a Farm Bill that cuts food stamps by $8.7 billion, and it now faces a vote in the Senate soon. But it’s worse than you think.

Almost all of the food stamp cuts come from 16 states and the District of Columbia--the rest of the nation is left virtually untouched.

Further, 15 of these 16 states voted for President Obama twice, and 28 of its 32 senators are Democrats. In other words, these cuts are targeted overwhelmingly at poor folks in blue states.

Democrats who vote for the Farm Bill are forcing their own constituents and voters to bear the overwhelming burden of food stamp cuts.

If you live in one of these 16 states, sign and send our petition to your senators—urging them to reject the Farm Bill when it comes to a vote on the Senate floor.

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RogerH's picture
RogerH 45 weeks 5 days ago
#1

Please explain how you determine what states are receiving the cuts?

Saliciahal's picture
Saliciahal 45 weeks 3 days ago
#2

The cuts are being done by closing a loop that estimates an increase in heating bills during the cold months (I'm in Maine and we go through over $700 of oil in the blink of an eye during cold snaps). Those same states are the ones targeted.

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