Butterfield: GOP Farm Bill is an Assault on North Carolinians
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today spoke on the House Floor in opposition to the Republican Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), also known as the Farm Bill. While historically a bipartisan endeavor, the Republican Farm Bill cuts the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (“SNAP,” formerly food stamps) by more than $23 billion. These dramatic cuts could kick more than 133,000 North Carolinians off SNAP and cause nearly 51,000 children to lose free and reduced school meals. In his Floor speech, Congressman Butterfield highlighted that this Republican Farm Bill is bad for North Carolina and our country.
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