The Time to Separate Food Stamps from the Farm Bill is Now

Washington – According to multiple reports, the Republican-controlled House is considering separating food stamps from farm programs.  Heritage Action released the following statement from chief executive officer Michael A. Needham

“We are encouraged to hear reports that House Republican leaders are actively considering the separation of the so-called farm bill.  This is an important first step to restoring fiscal sanity and transparency to this debate, but it is only a step.  The reason to end this unholy alliance is to have an open, transparent debate on real reforms.  To be clear, the House should start over and pursue real, free-market reforms; simply holding separate votes on failed policy is nothing more than a different path to the same failed policies.”

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