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Bishops Back SNAP

No, not that SNAP! As the House debates the Farm Bill, the USCCB joined Catholic Relief Services and the National Catholic Rural Life Conference in a letter to chair and ranking members of the House Agricultural Committee, urging them not to support a proposed cut of $16 billion in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The letter praised proposals to increase funding for the Emergency Food Assistance Program and for aid to the poorest countries. You can read the press release by clicking here.

For an in-depth look at the issue, check out this article at TNR by Amy Sullivan.

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