Larsen Votes to Preserve Vital Food Aid for Families in Northwest Washington

Sep 19, 2013 Issues: Agriculture, Social Services

WASHINGTON—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today voted against a bill that would cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by $40 billion, cutting basic food aid for 4 million Americans.

“One of every eight households in Northwest Washington needs food stamps to put food on the dinner table. Half of those families include kids and a quarter include seniors. Nearly 20 percent of veterans need food stamps.

“The bill I voted against would take food from the table of 4 million Americans who are already struggling to make it in the wake of the recession. There are better ways to cut the deficit than by taking food from families struggling with poverty and unemployment.”

For more data on SNAP beneficiaries in Northwest Washington, click here.