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Engel on Trump Administration Decision to Slash SNAP Benefits

Engel on Trump Administration Decision to Slash SNAP Benefits

 

Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s new rule which will slash SNAP benefits for nearly 700,000 people:

 

“Slashing SNAP benefits for nearly 700,000 people during the holiday season is beyond heartless. This is not something to be trivialized. In making this move, the Trump Administration demonstrates once again they are perfectly willing to hurt the most vulnerable among us without a moment’s hesitation. We saw it in their gross crusade to repeal health care coverage, their terrible treatment of immigrant families across the country, and now again with this SNAP cut. People will have difficulty feeding themselves and their families because of this decision—just another disgrace to add to the Trump list.

 

“House Democrats will continue to oppose this Administration’s cruel approach to governance. The fight to protect the American people is one we are always ready to wage.”

 

BACKGROUND: Engel has opposed all previous attempts by the GOP to cut SNAP benefits. As a conferee on the last Farm Bill, he was an outspoken critic of the GOP’s failed attempts to cut SNAP.  

 

 

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