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For Immediate Release


Press Release

New Bill Takes Away Food Benefits for the Poor to Pay for Health Costs for the Poor


Bread for the World is disappointed that the U.S. Congress did
not find alternate funding to pay for the $26 billion state aid bill
passed Tuesday. The funds will be used by states to pay for critical
items such as Medicaid reimbursements and salaries for teachers,
firefighters, and police officers. Unfortunately, the bill was paid for by reducing future funds for the
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-formerly called food

"It is a good bill and the funds are critically needed by the
states, but by using SNAP funds, Congress has taken away twice the
amount of food that will be provided by all of the food charities in the
upcoming year," said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the
World. "Taking money from poor, hungry people to help poor, sick people
is not the solution. Congress should have found the money elsewhere in
the budget."


Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's
decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By changing policies,
programs and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, we
provide help and opportunity far beyond the communities in which we

UN General Assembly Condemns Myanmar Junta Violence, Urges Arms Embargo

Member nations voted 119-1 in favor of the resolution, which also calls for a return to the country's fragile democracy.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·

Dems Introduce Abolition Amendment to Scrap Constitution's 'Slavery Clause'

"The loophole in our Constitution's ban on slavery not only allowed slavery to continue, but launched an era of discrimination and mass incarceration that continues to this day," said Sen. Jeff Merkley.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·

'Surreal' and 'Distressing': Climate Experts' Predictions Come True With US Heatwave

"The current heatwave and drought leave no doubt, we are living the dangerous effects of the climate crisis."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·

94% of Americans Oppose Big Pharma's Control of Global Covid-19 Vaccine Doses: Poll

Half of U.S. adults also consider it unacceptable that pharmaceutical corporations, which monopolized dose production, have profited substantially from vaccines developed using public funding.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·

'Counseling Not Criminalization' Bill Unveiled to Boot Police From US Schools

"For too long our education system has been intertwined with the criminal legal system and the results have been tragic."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·