Highland Park—New Jersey Citizen Action today released the following response to Congressman Tom MacArthur’s “yes” vote on the House farm bill, which makes it harder for 2 million Americans and tens of thousands of New Jerseyans to put food on the table. The bill puts more stringent work requirements on people receiving food assistance benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). As in May, MacArthur was the only New Jersey representative to vote in favor of the bill, which narrowly passed the House Thursday.
“After giving away billions of dollars in tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations, Tom Mac Arthur has now voted twice for cuts to SNAP,” said Ann Vardeman, Program Director of New Jersey Citizen Action. “Once again, MacArthur is the only New Jersey congressman willing to cut billions of dollars in vital food assistance from hungry families across America and tens of thousands of people right here in New Jersey in order to pay for these tax breaks. And again, this shows an appalling disregard for his own constituents.”
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