Now is Not the Time to Cut Feeding Programs

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U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge
U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge U.S. Representative Marcia L. Fudge is a committed public servant who brings a hard-working, problem-solving spirit to Congress and to the task of creating jobs, attacking predatory lending, and improving health care, small business, and education. These characteristics were honed while serving as Warrensville Heights’ first African American female Mayor. As the city’s top executive, Representative Fudge led Warrensville Heights in building 200 new homes and shoring up a sagging retail base. The Honorable Louis Stokes, who represented the 11th District until his retirement says, "Congresswoman Fudge continues to build upon a quickly-earned reputation among her colleagues of being a hard worker and a knowledgeable legislator with leadership qualities." Representative Fudge put her strong work ethic into practice in her appointments on House Committees and Caucus seats. On the Agriculture Committee, she continues her commitment to ending childhood obesity in a generation, stamping out hunger and monitoring the safety of our food supply. On the Education and the Workforce Committee, the Congresswoman is a strong advocate for policies to strengthen our education system and promote job creation. Additionally, she was an early, and continues to be a strong, voice for voter protection.

The Farm Bill touches the lives of every American. From the hundreds of thousands of farmers who grow our fruits and vegetables and raise our livestock to the millions of hungry Americans who depend on federal feeding programs, no one can deny the importance of this legislation.

The Farm Bill protects our farmers from catastrophic weather, providing a safety-net for small family farms. It protects consumers from volatile and unpredictable food prices. Considering its significant impact for so many Americans, Congress must come together to reauthorize the Farm Bill this year.

In an effort to reduce our nation’s deficit, significant cuts to farm programs are expected. I am deeply concerned about the cuts proposed to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the nation’s most important anti-hunger program.

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