|This family relies on snap|
Specifically, vote to fully fund:
1. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a program with a demonstrated record of success in alleviating hunger and poverty. The president's massive cut would lead to suffering and hunger for tens of millions of Americans in rural and urban communities across the country.
2. Conservation Programs, which help farmers sustain their land and livelihoods while reducing pollution. Significant changes to conservation program--eliminating funding for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and preventing new enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)--would hurt farmers and leave the nation's waters at risk from pollution.
3. Agricultural research, including the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE). These programs provide the science farmers need to be profitable for the long term.
The proposed budget is an attack on science and on proven programs that help hungry families, improve farmers' livelihoods, and keep our drinking water clean. I urge you to restore full funding to these essential programs in upcoming spending legislation and the next 5-year farm bill.