Kristi Carves $39 Billion from Food Assistance

Appalling.

That might be the only word that describes yesterday evening’s vote by House Republicans like Congresswoman Kristi Noem to slash $39 billion from food stamps and deny 3.8 million Americans the nutrition they desperately need.

At a time in our economy recovery when 22 million Americans are still looking for jobs and South Dakota’s low wage jobs aren’t paying enough to keep families out of poverty, food stamps feed families with hungry children, seniors, and people with disabilities.

This is America. Our farmers feed the world. Congresswoman Noem is a farmer. Why won’t she help feed hungry families right here at home?

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