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House Cuts Food Stamps by $40 Billion

September 20th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

The House cut Food Stamps by $40 billion yesterday when they passed the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013 (H.R. 3012). The 109 page bill includes a number of requirements for new projects, reports to be written about those projects, and committees to review those projects, plus the budget necessary to do those things. The cost-cutting mostly occurs in one place - “categorical eligibility”


Vote For Real Food: Learn How Food Friendly Your Political Representatives Are

November 17th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush

We've been treading water in a pool of political juices for awhile, so I apologize for stirring the legislative pot, but food policy has become a political topic. And now we have a tool to help us decide which levers to pull. A new organization, Food Policy Action (FPA), seeks to keep us in-the-know on how well our national government representatives support (or fail to support) important food policy decisions


Humane Egg Production Ruffles Feathers in the House of Representatives

July 16th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

Representative Steve King of Iowa introduced an amendment to the House version of the Farm Bill which would nullify California's humane egg production law and the more recent foie gras bill. Amendment 45 uses the Commerce Clause to deny states the right to regulate agriculture production and sales within their own borders.


Update: Petition to get Congress off the Bottle Delivered

February 11th, 2011 | by Jeannie Moulton

Since the news that Congress is spending nearly a million dollars a year on bottled water, a petition was started to stop this and it was delivered on Tuesday with 65,000 signatures – 50,000 of which were obtained by change.org. it's not too late to tell Congress you want to eliminate bottled water purchases from the budget. The more people that sign – the more impact it has



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