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Press Release Quaker Lobby Deplores House Assault on Vulnerable Families 

Washington, DC (June 22, 2018) – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) sharply criticized the passage of the farm bill, H.R.2., last night. The five-year bill will force 2 million Americans to lose some or all their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or food assistance benefits.

Press Release Faith Leaders and Faith Groups Support Bipartisan Senate Farm Bill 

On June 13, FCNL joined multiple faith organizations supporting the Senate's bipartisan farm bill that protects SNAP from harmful cuts

Legislative Ask Oppose H.R. 2, the House Farm Bill 

The House is moving a Farm Bill that would dramatically restructure the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps).

The Farm Bill: What Happens Now?  

On Friday, May 18, the U.S. House of Representatives voted down H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, or the House Farm Bill by a vote of 198-238. This bill would have caused more than 2 million Americans to see their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) benefits cut or eliminated entirely. Furthermore, it would have created a massive new bureaucracy that would have overwhelmed states, prevented individuals from accessing benefits, and implemented even stricter work requirements, locking people out of the program if they couldn’t comply.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Congress for Protecting Vital Anti-Poverty Programs 

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Washington, DC (May 18, 2018) – The Quaker lobby, The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), thanks lawmakers for rejecting dangerous changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in today’s House vote on the Farm Bill or the 2018 Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R. 2).

Press Release Faith Leaders Share Quotes Opposing Dangerous Changes to SNAP 

On April 18, 2018, FCNL joined a multi-faith effort to speak out against the harmful changes to SNAP and the farm bill.

Action Alert The House Farm Bill Could Leave Millions Hungry 

The farm bill passed by the House Agriculture Committee could force a million people off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps). SNAP helps more than 40 million people put food on the table and prevent hunger.

Update House Farm Bill Could Push Millions of People Off SNAP, Exacerbating Hunger in the U.S. 

On April 12, Representative Conaway, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, released his farm bill. The Farm Bill reauthorizes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formally known as food stamps). SNAP helps more than 40 million Americans put food on the table, yet Chairman Conaway’s bill includes changes to SNAP that could potentially force millions of struggling Americans off the program.

Statement FCNL Submits Comment to USDA on Proposed Work Requirements for SNAP 

FCNL submitted a comment to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) about a new rule that was recently proposed. The rule would place new requirements on Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) within the SNAP program, and would place restrictions on their access to SNAP benefits.

A Warning From Indiana: Beware of Medicaid Work Requirements 

by Fran Quigley, Indiana University School of Law

The Trump administration recently approved plans to impose work requirements on people relying on Medicaid in Kentucky and Indiana and seems poised to do the same for at least eight other states. Based on my experiences as an attorney and law professor representing low-income clients in Indiana, I can assure you that many people will fall through the cracks.

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