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Updates from the Office of Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry
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Senator Bob Menendez Aug 5
Families are hurting during these tough economic times. That’s why I’m fighting to extend federal unemployment assistance, boost SNAP benefits and ensure local governments have the resources to help community food banks. No one should go hungry in America.
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Senate Ag Committee Democrats Aug 5
. and just introduced their latest bipartisan climate bill. The Rural Forests Markets Act will address the changing climate, create revenue for small-scale foresters, and invest in rural America.
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Senate Ag Committee Democrats Aug 5
It’s ! Whether your local farmers market is online, drive-thru, or in-person, make sure to support your local farmers. You can find farmers markets in your area by using the ’s Farmers Market Directory:
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Senate Ag Committee Democrats Aug 4
Ranking Member reintroduced the Food Supply Protection Act with . This bipartisan bill will help fill the gaps in the food supply chain by protecting workers, reducing food waste, and supporting both farmers and families in need.
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Kamala Harris Jul 31
Food banks across the country are seeing lines for miles. We should be doing everything we can to ensure no one in America goes hungry. It's time for Congress to so that children, the elderly and people with disabilities are fed during this crisis and beyond.
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Senator Deb Fischer Jul 29
COVID-19 is causing a hunger crisis. Too many Americans are unsure where their next meal will come from. Food banks in NE are working hard to meet increased need, but Congress must act. We should work to increase SNAP and provide for the hungry during this pandemic.
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Senate Ag Committee Democrats Jul 30
Today the Senate passed ’s resolution declaring July and recognizing the contributions of blueberry farmers. Make sure to enjoy some delicious blueberries this summer!
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Audubon Great Lakes Jul 30
Thank you and for introducing the REPLANT Act, which will help restore forests, protect water supplies, create jobs, and help fight climate change, which puts Midwestern birds like the Eastern Towhee at risk.
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Senate Ag Committee Democrats retweeted
Sen. Debbie Stabenow Jul 29
If you want to know whose side Republicans are on, this headline says it all.
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Senator Bob Casey Jul 29
"A 1- or 2-year-old missing two meals has long-term consequences for health and development." recipients in PA include about 750,000 children. Republicans are fighting harder to protect business lunch write-offs than they are to protect these kids from going hungry.
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Senate Ag Committee Democrats retweeted
Senator Dianne Feinstein Jul 28
The next coronavirus relief package should include additional funds for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP keeps food on the table for millions of Americans. In the midst of a pandemic and economic crisis, we must support this program.
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Senate Ag Committee Democrats Jul 29
It's clear than we're not just in a public health crisis or an economic crisis, we're in a hunger crisis. The Senate Republican agriculture proposal is a non-starter unless it boosts food assistance for our families.
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Chuck Schumer Jul 28
The Republican COVID plan doesn’t give any new money for food stamps to help families keep food on the table. But it gives a deduction for a three martini lunch for a big businessperson.
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Senate Ag Committee Democrats Jul 24
The NDAA, which passed the Senate this week, includes the Seeding Rural Resistance Act, which helps farmers and rural communities access mental health care.
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Senate Ag Committee Democrats Jul 23
Good news: the House passed the Great American Outdoors Act, which will help preserve our national forests and expand recreation opportunities for future generations.
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Senate Ag Committee Democrats retweeted
CNN Jul 22
The House voted to approve a sweeping and historic conservation and public lands bill that President Trump has pledged to sign into law
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Senator Patty Murray Jul 21
Congress must do everything we can to help families in our communities keep food on the table during this pandemic—which is why I'll keep pushing to boost SNAP benefits & increase federal funding for nutrition programs in the next COVID-19 relief package.
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Senator Cortez Masto Jul 21
We need to support the meatpacking industry’s vulnerable workers, who are disproportionately people of color and already at greater risk, as we combat . This CDC report tells us just how much risk these workers face:
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Senate Ag Committee Democrats Jul 20
With food insecurity on the rise during the pandemic, SNAP is providing a critical lifeline for millions of families in need. We need to to ensure that no American goes hungry.
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Senator Bob Casey Jul 15
The crisis is only exacerbating food insecurity at home and around the world, which is why we need to be strengthening programs like , not undermining it. Taking food off the table won’t help anyone fight this virus.
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