Ask Sens. Tester & Daines to Support Bipartisan Senate Farm Bill
On June 8, 2018, the Senate Agriculture Committee released its version of the Farm Bill. Unlike the House Farm Bill, the Senate Farm Bill is a bipartisan legislation that protects the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps), one of our country’s most effective anti-poverty programs. Montana’s Senator Daines serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee and helped to draft this bipartisan bill.
SNAP helps more than 120,000 Montanans keep food on the table, including 1 in 5 Montana children, helping to improve health outcomes and increase educational attainment. In addition, SNAP provides stability for 1 in 12 Montana workers, filling the gap when incomes fall short.
The Senate Agriculture Committee’s bill is a strong step forward in our efforts to protect SNAP. We urge our Senators to support this bipartisan legislation, while continuing to seek opportunities to further strengthen SNAP and other anti-hunger programs such as TEFAP.
For our full statement on the Senate Farm Bill please visit our press release: https://mfbn.org/2018/06/mfbn-statement-on-senate-agriculture-committee-farm-bill/
Urge Senators Daines and Tester to protect SNAP from any harmful amendments and pass this bipartisan Farm Bill.
Senator Steve Daines:
Call: (202) 224-2651
Senator Jon Tester:
Call: (202) 224-2644
Sample Call/Email Message:
My name is [first name, last name] and I live in [city/town], Montana. I’m [calling or writing] to ask Senator [Tester or Daines] to support the Senate Agriculture Committee’s bipartisan Farm Bill. This bill protects SNAP, one of our country’s most powerful and effective poverty-reduction programs. SNAP helps more than 120,000 Montanans keep food on the table, including 1 in 5 Montana kids and 1 in 12 workers. Please oppose any amendments to the Senate Farm Bill that would harm SNAP. Montana deserves a strong Farm Bill that supports our farmers, rural communities, and families struggling to make ends meet – and that means a Farm Bill that protects SNAP.