Act Now: Stop More House Cuts to SNAP and Child Tax Credit

May 8, 2012 at 6:26 pm Leave a comment

Every time Congress proposes harmful cuts to programs for hungry and poor people, we must loudly oppose them. These cuts are unacceptable and if we don’t keep the pressure on our representatives, it will soon be too late. 

So once again we ask you to take one minute from your busy day to call Rep. Suzanne Bonamici in Congress. The House of Representatives is using a legislative process known as reconciliation for the FY 2013 budget. (Reconciliation reduces the federal deficit by changing the funding of mandatory programs such as SNAP. It instructs authorizing committees in Congress to change eligibility requirements or benefit levels to save money.)

Call today using 1-800-826-3688 and tell Rep. Bonamici to VOTE NO on the reconciliation bill.

This reconciliation bill, which the House of Representatives is about to vote on, will have a devastating impact on hungry and poor people:

  • It cuts SNAP by $36 billion over 10 years. Combined with other pieces of the FY2013 House budget, it would cut SNAP by nearly $170 billion over 10 years. Millions of people would be kicked out of SNAP and  benefits would be reduced for the remaining  households.
  • It cuts the Child Tax Credit by $7.8 billion, harming up to 2 million low-income families.
  • It completely eliminates funding for many services to seniors and children who are victims of abuse or neglect; meals on wheels to seniors; and child care for low-income families.

The House of Representatives is about to vote! Please call NOWor by Thursday, May 10 — and tell Rep. Bonamici to VOTE NO on the reconciliation bill. Again, the number is 1-826-3688.

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