Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today took to the Senate floor to lay out two of her most important priorities for this year’s Farm Bill, which is currently under consideration by the Senate.
Gillibrand urged her colleagues to reject the House Farm Bill proposal that increases work requirements and paperwork burdens for many of the more than 40 million Americans who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to feed their families.
Gillibrand introduced two amendments to the Senate Farm Bill: The SNAP for KIDS Act, which would expand SNAP to help feed more children from low-income families, and a provision that would provide immediate emergency financial assistance to struggling dairy farmers in New York State and across the country.