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  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
  • The house Passed September 19th, 2013
    Roll Call Vote 217 Yea / 210 Nay
      house Committees
      House Committee on Agriculture
      House Committee on Education and the Workforce
      House Committee on Foreign Affairs
    IntroducedSeptember 16th, 2013

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    This is not the correct approach to combat our spending problem. The problem is that more and more Americans NEED these benefits and yet the money pouring back to the economy post-recession is being sucked up by the top and not finding its way back into our households. Cutting off aid to the poor rather than helping families stop needing it is irresponsible and is just as unsustainable as 'throwing money at all our problems' is.
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    We need some sort of safety net for those who fall on hard times, even if people abuse the system its worth it to protect those who actually need it.
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    I agree that we need SNAPS to stay, there are a lot of Americans that truly need the help. But we should be working towards improving the state of country so our citizens do not even need programs like this. This helps people for now, but not in the long run. The money cut from this program should go towards programs that help SNAPS recipients receive proper education in order to move up in the work force.
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    The fact that we had such an increase of people applying for SNAP does not mean all of those people we going hungry. All it means is that more people are dependent on the government's hand outs and have stopped trying to increase income.
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    Low income Americans should never go without the resources they need to be fed
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    So many people depend on SNAP to eat every day. They won't magically find a way to eat if Congress cuts SNAP programs. They'll go hungry.
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    We should not be depriving the poor of the guarantee of food and adequate nutrition.
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    I've known of way too many single parents with kids who end up living in their car or hotels because they can't make enough money.
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    While I agree that assistance reform is needed, cutting funding to these areas will only have negative effects on people any way you look at it. Don't starve people to save money, our compassion and standard of living is what makes us different from underdeveloped nations and makes us great. Eliminating funding for programs people need to survive is in humane.
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    Food is elemental and we have a lot of it. Much of that food goes to waste and snap benefits help families when they need it most.
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    While yes SNAP should be reformed this immediate change would directly harm far too many people.
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    Has to be reformed and looked deeper into, to much corruption and abuse going on.
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    Having examined the amount of assistance given to single individuals or families/households, and the qualifications for that assistance, I believe it is a fair amount given based on the needs of the recipient.
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    NO AMERICAN WOMAN OR CHILD SHOULD GO WITHOUT THEIR NEEDS. THE ABUSE NEEDS TO STOPPED BUT FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN DIRE NEED THIS IS A GOOD PROGRAM.
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    There are millions that are hungry, which is a sin in our great country. We should have in place markets for second quality produce that most of us don't want. We waste entirely too much food that somebody could benefit from. I do not favor programs that are easily abused. I do think resources should go toward healthy food not packaged junk foods.
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    Because if it were not for SNAP a lot more people would literally SNAP!! A HUNGRY MOB IS AN ANGRY MOB~Bob Marley
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    In my view not just congressional but the senate as well because they are the one's that aren't passing the bill's.....and Obama should not get paid either....he needs to understand that the people will not put up with his stupidity when it comes to immigration, it is taking away job's that Americans need and the American people will not stand for this illegal immigration law.....
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    There are other areas that deserve to be cut more than SNAP benefits...can anyone say congressional pay?
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    This program should be phased out.
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    We waste to much money over satisfying basic needs. Government support should be just that... Support. Not an early retirement plan.
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