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Congressional Tri-Caucus denounces cuts to SNAP
yourglenrosetx.com ^ | September 20, 2013

Posted on 09/20/2013 1:57:15 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, Sept. 20, the chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – comprised of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) – released the following statements denouncing H.R. 3102, which cuts the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by $40 billion over the next 10 years. The bill passed the House of Representatives last night by a vote of 217 to 210.

Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), CAPAC Chair: “Once again, House Republicans have put struggling families on the chopping block, cutting SNAP by nearly $40 billion. These cuts have a profound impact on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. In the wake of the Great Recession, the number of AAPIs in poverty has increased by 38 percent, and over 10 percent of our community relies on SNAP benefits to survive. It’s time for the Republican leadership to stop playing games with the most vulnerable among us. They are literally taking the food out of hungry mouths.”

Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11), CBC Chair: “With this vote, Republicans chose to remove the assistance that millions of Americans rely on to feed their families each day. At a time when national unemployment remains high, we should be supporting these programs; not cutting them. This vote does not reflect the values and principles of our nation. We lose our direction when we turn our backs on millions of Americans in need. I am confident that we will be able to restore funding to the SNAP program in Conference and protect the integrity of one of our most important anti-poverty programs.”

Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15), CHC Chair: “Today, I joined with religious and hunger leaders across the country in standing up for America’s families, our military veterans, our disabled, our seniors and our children who will be drastically affected by this bill, it will literally be taking food out of the mouths of our most vulnerable residents. SNAP is a vital tool to fight hunger and help struggling Americans feed their families as they seek new employment, send their children to school, and get themselves back on their feet."


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1 posted on 09/20/2013 1:57:15 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Let me help these clowns out...

There is MORE than $40 BILLION in fraud in the SNAP system.

That is in addition to those here ILLEGALLY, who are receiving, but not entitled to SNAP bennefits.

So, if somebody is really worried about “those in need”, go fix those broken elements, before you come whining to me about how cruel we are.


2 posted on 09/20/2013 2:03:11 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

One party predicts that poverty is going to grow. And if elected, they’ll see to it.


3 posted on 09/20/2013 2:03:36 PM PDT by marron
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The government spent $4 billion since this was posted.


4 posted on 09/20/2013 2:03:44 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Well just SNAP! The Congressional - One's In Charge Caucus - is telling the Tri Caucus to suck it up! The cuts to SNAP do NOT include families with chillern! So stop whining about them!
5 posted on 09/20/2013 2:06:01 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What’s with all these caucuses. Aren’t we all Americans?


6 posted on 09/20/2013 2:07:10 PM PDT by guardian_of_liberty (We must bind the Government with the Chains of the Constitution...GOD, FAMILY, COUNTRY)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Hmmmm.....

WHY is it that ONLY Ethnics are complaining about their EBT's gonna be cut, whereas, there's no outcry from Whitey?

Couldn't be that the EBT's are used for lots o' things, other than FOOD, could it?

Drug Testing, Public Works MANDATORY work, and LIFETIME suspension from Public Assistance IN ALL FORMS for anyone caught using that Assistance ILLEGALLY, OR, a 5 year suspension if you are on Public Assistance OF ANY KIND, if you fail Random Drug Testing, PERIOD.

Yeah; I know....." THAT's RACIST".....

7 posted on 09/20/2013 2:09:00 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What we need is Congressional Caucasian caucase.


8 posted on 09/20/2013 2:09:14 PM PDT by guardian_of_liberty (We must bind the Government with the Chains of the Constitution...GOD, FAMILY, COUNTRY)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
..."ALL LOOTERS...TAKERS"
Atlas Shrugged.

9 posted on 09/20/2013 2:09:38 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What’s the Congressional White Caucus (CWC) have to say about it?


10 posted on 09/20/2013 2:10:11 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Let's start a United States Citizens caucus. That's what is ne..

Blasphemy!"

11 posted on 09/20/2013 2:10:42 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: traditional1

EBT’s are not going to be cut


12 posted on 09/20/2013 2:10:46 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“comprised of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC...”

The slaves on the democrat plantation are whining. Give them rice, beans and a recipe book.

I eat rice all the time. I add in either broccoli or asparagus, slap on a pat of butter, a dash of salt and pepper and I’m in hog heaven.


13 posted on 09/20/2013 2:34:32 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: guardian_of_liberty

no, not all....Some of those caucuses are Africans, nothing American about them.


14 posted on 09/20/2013 2:55:42 PM PDT by Bullfrogg (American by birth, Irish by heritage, and hellraiser by choice)
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