Eric P. MitchellDirector of Government Relations#BreadWebAmelia KeganSenior Policy AnalystCraig MoscettiInternational Policy Analyst
Farm Bill Update#BreadWeb• House Floor Debate THISWEEK!• Cuts SNAP by $20.5 billion• Cuts food aid by $2.5 billionand food aid quality programsby 78%• Amendment votes and finalvote tomorrow afternoon
House AppropriationsPost-Sequestration LevelsShifts defensesequestration cuts ontonon-defense programsSenate AppropriationsPre-Sequestration LevelsAt the end of the day it comesdown to . . .Continuing ResolutionDebt CeilingThe Budget Excercise
Improving InternationalFood Aid in the Farm BillSenate Farm BillCoons-Johanns Amendment Passed•Increased funding for local/regional purchase of foodaid– Faster– Cheaper– Supports local farmers/economiesHouse Farm BillRoyce-Engel Amendment (#55)•4 million more people fed with the same resources•More flexibility•More efficiency•Continues partnership with American agriculture$2.5 billion in cuts to food aid78% cut to food aid quality
Immigration Reform#BreadWeb• A person is eligible forregistered provisionalimmigrant (RPI) status within12 months after DHS givesapproval to begin.• After 10 years in RPI status, aperson may apply for legalpermanent residency (or “greencard” status)• An additional 3 years in LPRstatus is required before aperson may apply for U.S.citizenship.
Call to Action#BreadWeb• Call your Representative TODAY!!• Oppose any cuts to SNAP andsupport efforts to restore fundingto the program• Oppose cuts to food aid andsupport efforts to make theprogram more efficient
How are you Working to End Hunger andPoverty?#BreadWeb
• What are some localvictories?• What are somechallenges?• How will youimplement the latestcall to action?• How can Breadsupport you?#BreadWeb