Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma and Ranking Member Collin Peterson of Minnesota released a discussion draft of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM) on Thursday, July 5, 2012. In response to their draft we have compiled some informational tweets for you to share with your networks.
Please also use this time to tweet at your individual members and remind them of the strengths of SNAP by using the #SNAPworks hash tag. We have compiled a lot of great resources that you can use to form your tweets on our website: http://bit.ly/PkidEB. Please also follow and retweet us at @fractweets.
#FarmBillupdate: @HouseAgNews’ proposal aims to cut SNAP by $16 billion over ten years.
#FarmBillupdate: @HouseAgNews’ proposal includes eliminating broad-based Cat El for HHs that do not receive cash assistance.
#FarmBillupdate: @HouseAgNews’ proposal to undermine the Cat El state option = 1.8 million people cut from SNAP.
#FarmBillUpdate: @HouseAgNews’ proposed Cat El cut will limit access to free school meals for 280,000 low-income children.
#FarmBillUpdate: @HouseAgNews’ proposal “heat and eat” policy will mean that 500,000 SNAP households will lose $90/month in SNAP.