U.S. Senator Patty Murray wrote to Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee to lay out her priorities for the 2013 Farm Bill. She urged protection of the SNAP program (Food Stamps? and other programs that help fight hunger.
"Far too many Americans are struggling to make ends meet as a result of the largest recession since the Great Depression. I strongly believe that the Farm Bill should not include cuts to nutrition programs that help these families put food on the table for their children. In particular, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is America's most important program for preventing hunger among extremely vulnerable families."