The House, which passed its budget resolution through committee in July, is expected to vote on the House budget resolution this Thursday, October 5. This budget could force deep cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) that would make it harder for families to put nutritious food on the table.
Even though SNAP benefits are not enough to feed a family, they help recipients stretch their grocery budgets every month. This program puts nutritious food onto the tables of more than 21 million American households. Any cuts to SNAP funding would put these families at risk.
If these cuts are made by taking families off the program, the budget could result in 7 million households without access to SNAP starting in 2023. That means 68 percent of New Jersey households that currently receive benefits could lose access to this essential nutrition program by then.
Approval of a House budget through a floor vote would move us one step closer in the budget process to force cuts. Now is the time to tell your Members of Congress to vote “no” on the House budget resolution. Join the thousands of advocates by emailing your representatives to oppose cuts to these vital programs. It will only take 1 minute to send a message.