The following is attributed to Emily Bryant, Executive Director of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (a coalition member of SNAP Works for Hoosiers), regarding the U.S. Senate Farm Bill which passed the U.S. Senate today:
“We are encouraged by the passage of a bipartisan Senate Farm Bill—legislation that safeguards the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and ensures that Hoosiers in need can access food to feed their families.”
“We thank Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) and his staff for their work throughout the process. Sen. Donnelly’s amendments improved the bill and will assist Hoosiers that are struggling to put food on the table.”
“We thank both Senators, Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) and Todd Young (R-Indiana) for supporting the bill on final passage this evening.”
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SNAP Works for Hoosiers is a campaign of Feeding Indiana's Hungry and the Indiana Institute for Working Families. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and at SNAPWorks4Hoosiers.org
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The above-mentioned legislation refers to the Senate version of the Farm Bill (now named H.R. 2) which passed the Senate last evening by overwhelming margins (roll call of 86-11). The bill will now go to conference where leaders from the House and Senate will hash out their differences in the House and Senate versions of the bill. For further info, please don’t hesitate to inquire.
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