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July 17 Oregon Center for Public Policy Food Stamps Update

I just received an email update from OCPP regarding the Farm Bill and food stamps and post it below in its entirety; please visit their website links below for more information.

Punishing Food Stamp Success: The Bush Administration’s Farm Bill would reverse Oregon’s progress against hunger

The Agriculture Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote by Friday on the 2007 Farm Bill.

  • The Bush Administration has proposed eliminating $543 million in food stamp benefits for about 329,000 low-income Americans over the next five years.
  • Oregonians would suffer a larger share of the reductions than most states.
  • Expanded use of food stamp benefits has proved key to reducing hunger in Oregon.

OCPP’s latest issue brief, Punishing Success: The Bush Administration Cuts Would Reverse Oregon’s Progress Against Hunger, will expand on these facts and answer questions such as:

  • Who is hurt by the proposed cuts?
  • Which congressional districts are hit the hardest?
  • How many children would be affected?
  • How are other anti-poverty and hunger programs affected?

Read the issue brief, in an HTML version (no charts), or a PDF version (with charts).