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Sign and Send a Petition to Your Senator: Food Stamp Cuts Hurt Blue States ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, food stamps, 16 states, farm bill, snap, blue states, republicans )

Nancy
- 298 days ago - campaigns.dailykos.com
Almost all of the food stamp cuts come from 16 states and the District of Columbia--the rest of the nation is left virtually untouched.
Food Stamps: How House, Senate Negotiators Agreed to Cut $800 Million a Year
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Food stamps, farm bill, usa, politics, news, obama, americans )

Cal
- 301 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The agreed-upon cuts to food stamps are significantly less than what the House had requested, but double what the Senate had proposed.
New 5-Year Farm Bill Would Cut Subsidies While Slashing Food Stamps Benefits
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Farm Bill, Farm Subsidies, SNAP, Americans, families, hunger, poverty, ethics, government, politics )

CarrieSIC
- 303 days ago - rawstory.com
The mammoth measure, which took some two years to hash out and endured a collapse of negotiations in 2013, could now be voted on as early as Wednesday in the House of Representatives, the chamber's Republican leaders said.
Congress Might Vote Next Week on the Much Delayed Farm Bill
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Farm Bill, congress, government, ethics, economy, politics, republicans )

CarrieSIC
- 305 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
The much-delayed bill may finally get to the floor as a conference report, according to the schedule for next week produced by Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-VA.
Why Is Big Biotech Now Supporting a National GMO "Labeling" Law? ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GMO Labeling, farm bill, small farms, gmo, state law, health, politics, corruption )

Nancy
- 315 days ago - anh-usa.org
The House version of the Farm Bill still includes the destructive and possibly unconstitutional King Amendment (a.k.a. the Interstate Commerce Amendment), which could undo state-level GMO labeling and animal rights laws--even those that have already been-
U.S. Congress: Stop the King Amendment to the 2013 Farm Bill Campaign for Safe Food Petition By Campaign for Safe Food - PLEA
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: farm bill, king amendment, GMO, food safety, healthcongress )

Judith
- 331 days ago - change.org
Right now, a House and Senate conference committee is hashing out the details of the 2013 Farm Bill. Within the House version of the bill is an amendment offered by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) that has the potential to wipe out states' rights to label
Beekeepers Demand Farm Bill Pesticide Protection
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: farm bill, bees, pesticides, politics, environment, sustainability )

Marty
- 397 days ago - organicconnectmag.com
Center for Food Safety and 57 allies demand inclusion of a pollinator protection provision in the upcoming farm bill.
Federal: Oppose the "King Amendment" to House Farm Bill - ACTION - PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Farm Bill, King Amendment, animals, abuse, congress, ethics, government, politics )

CarrieSIC
- 427 days ago - kintera.org
This amendment would allow states without any humane welfare standards, such as a ban on battery cages or gestation crates, to market their products in states that have enacted such reforms, putting the farmers in those few states at a strong economic...
Tell Congress: The Time Is NOW to Pass a Farm Bill That Puts Healthy Food and Farms First! - ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Farm Bill, congress, government subsidies, health, Americans, government, politics, ethics, republicans, corruption, dishonesty )

CarrieSIC
- 441 days ago - secure3.convio.net
As taxpayers, we pay twice--once to subsidize junk food and again to pay for the costs of diet-related diseases like stroke and heart failure. It's time to put an end to this fiscal boondoggle.
Agribusiness Subsidy Cuts Could Save Food Stamps in the Farm Bill
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Farm Bill, food stamps, nutrition, poverty, abuse, congress, ethics, politics, government, economy, dishonesty, republicans )

CarrieSIC
- 494 days ago - truth-out.org
The House Farm Bill would also expand subsidies for agriculture by nearly $9 billion at a time when the farm sector is historically strong, especially compared to the rest of the economy, and makes these subsidies permanent law.
CBS Host Confronts Republican Rep.: House Farm Bill Is 'Welfare for the Wealthy'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Farm Bill, Food Stamps, congress, republicans, ethics, dishonesty, americans, economy, government, politics )

CarrieSIC
- 501 days ago - rawstory.com
"You pass a farm bill in the House that gives billions of dollars, much of it to large corporations that own farms," Schieffer noted. "It's almost like welfare for the wealthy." "But you don't include a dollar for hungry people for food stamps...
Gohmert Repeatedly Shouts 'Objection!' to Silence Claims Food Stamp Cuts Hurt Hungry Families (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Louie Gohmert, food stamps, Farm Bill, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Progra, republicans, corruption, abuse, politics, government )

CarrieSIC
- 503 days ago - rawstory.com
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday objected over and over again in order to keep statements out of the congressional record that accused Republicans of hurting working families by taking food stamps out of the farm bill.
GOP Push To Split Farm Bill Leaves Food Stamps Vulnerable To Severe Cuts
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Farm Bill, Food Stamps, congress, republicans, ethics, dishonesty, americans, economy, government, politics )

CarrieSIC
- 505 days ago - thinkprogress.org
A House Republican scheme to strip food stamp funding out of the farm bill would lead to the program being weakened or even outright dismantled, according to poverty experts.
BREAKING: The House Farm Bill Unexpectedly Failed. So What Happens Next?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Farm bill, Congress, house, democrats, republicans, SNAP )

Angelika
- 523 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The House just voted down the five-year, $940 billion farm bill on the floor. The final tally: 195 yeas and 234 nays. This was unexpected, to say the least. Farm bills have historically sailed through Congress without too much trouble.
TAKE ACTION: TELL YOUR SENATORS TO SUPPORT GE FOOD LABELING, POLLINATOR PROTECTION AND ORGANIC FARMING IN THE FARM BILL
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, ethics, FARM BILL, freedoms )

Beverly
- 548 days ago - salsa3.salsalabs.com
The Senate has begun debate this week on amendments to the Farm Bill. Tell Congress to Repeal the "Monsanto Protection Act" and Support Pro-Farmer, Pro-Environment, and Pro-Consumer Amendments!
 

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