“Trump Budget: Old, Bad, Rejected Ideas,” Say Advocates


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“Trump Budget: Old, Bad, Rejected Ideas,” Say Advocates

Joel Berg, CEO of Hunger Free America, a nationwide direct service and advocacy organization, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal:

“It is disheartening that President Trump’s budget again calls for replacing the SNAP program with unhealthy ‘food boxes’ and proposes enacting new, impractical work reporting requirements for temporarily unemployed and underemployed Americans seeking food assistance. These ideas are so bad that they were rejected by Congress even when Republicans controlled both houses.

When it comes to hungry, impoverished Americans, it seems that the Trump Administration has only one idea: making their lives worse.

We expect that these warmed-over, horrible ideas will be dead on arrival in Congress. Instead, the House and Senate should propose serious ways to reduce hunger for the 40 million Americans who can’t always afford enough food.”