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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Representing the 3rd District of Connecticut

DeLauro Recognizes the 54th Anniversary of the Food Stamp Act

August 31, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement marking the 54th anniversary the Food Stamp Act, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

“Food insecurity affects the lives of people across the nation. SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is one of our nation’s best resources to address this persistent problem. From working families and children, to seniors and veterans, SNAP helps millions of people receive nutritious meals each month—all while generating tens of billions of dollars in economic activity for local economies. That is why we must continue to provide sufficient funding for this vital program and the people who need it most. There is too much on the line to let the Republican majority in Congress attack SNAP. In America, we believe in helping families put food on the table—not turning a blind eye to those who are most vulnerable.”

Yesterday, Congresswoman DeLauro led a letter with 109 of her House Democratic colleagues to Farm Bill Conferees urging them to reject stricter work requirements for SNAP.