Congresswoman Titus Votes Against Drastic Cuts to Nutrition Assistance

Sep 19, 2013
Press Release
Republican SNAP Bill Denies Food Aid for nearly 4 Million Americans

September 19, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District voted against the “Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act,” Republican legislation which cuts basic food aid (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/SNAP) by nearly $40 billion, guaranteeing an increase in hunger for nearly 4 million Americans next year.  
 
"SNAP is a life line for millions of families who suffer from chronic hunger. With one in four children in the United States at risk of going hungry, including 170,000 school children in Southern Nevada, it is not only irresponsible, it is morally unacceptable to cut nearly $40 billion in food aid," Congresswoman Titus said. "Instead of denying basic food aid to millions of Americans, including children, seniors, and veterans, we should be working to root out the causes of hunger and build strategies to eliminate food insecurity."