Today, the House failed to pass the Farm Bill by a vote of 195-234. We can consider this vote a significant victory for Americans struggling with hunger. Over the past several days, anti-hunger advocates across the country made 2,700 calls to Congress in opposition to the cuts to SNAP/food stamps. Thank you so much again to everyone who was able to make those calls - they made all the difference.
What happens next is uncertain. The House will have to go back to the drawing board to draft a bill that will get more votes. Whether they will adjust the commodities title, reduce the SNAP cuts or increase the SNAP cuts is unknown.
We can expect the next couple of months to be very fluid. We will continue to keep you updated as the process unfolds.
Thank you so much again for your support!