Alabama Rep’s Farm Bill Amendment Would Deny Food To Poor Latino Families
Rep. Martha Roby wants to amend the farm bill in a way that would cause further hardship on poor families.
The House version of the Farm Bill includes more than $16 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, primarily by making it more difficult for needy Americans to receive benefits. This borders on insanity when more than 46 million citizens rely on nutrition assistance benefits to have enough to eat and when nearly 4 million households with children are unable to provide adequate food for those children.
An amendment introduced by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) would achieve some of these cuts by denying nutritional assistance to qualifying Americans if they live in a household with anyone who cannot prove they have authorization to live in the United States—even when those individuals are not seeking benefits for themselves.