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  • Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013


    A picture of Representative Frank D. Lucas

    Representative Frank D. Lucas

    From: OK District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-19

    LUCAS. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 351, I call up the bill (H.R. 3102) to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, and for other purposes, and ask for its immediate consideration. The...



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    Representative Marcia L. Fudge

    From: OH District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    FUDGE. Madam Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I ask my colleagues in this House, Why are we here today? The original farm bill, H.R. 1947, passed out of the Agriculture Committee...



    A picture of Representative K. Michael Conaway

    Representative K. Michael Conaway

    From: TX District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-19

    CONAWAY. Madam Speaker, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act. Today, the House of Representatives has the opportunity to pass a bill that makes...



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    Representative James E. Clyburn

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    Date: 2013-09-19

    CLYBURN. I thank the gentlelady for yielding me the time. Madam Speaker, I rise today in opposition to H.R. 3102, the latest attempt by the Republican majority to add more insults to the injuries that...



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    Representative Eric A. "Rick" Crawford

    From: AR District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-19

    CRAWFORD. Madam Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act. This legislation takes a significant step in reforming the food stamp program by preserving benefits...



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    Representative Steve King

    From: IA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-19

    KING. The Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``SEC. 29. RETAILER TRAFFICKING. ``(a) Purpose.--The purpose...



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    Representative Jim Costa

    From: CA District 16

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    COSTA. I thank the gentlewoman. Madam Speaker, I rise today in strong opposition to this irresponsible nutrition bill. Should these cuts take effect, hundreds and thousands of Californians in need...



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    Representative Rodney Davis

    From: IL District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-19

    DAVIS of Illinois. I thank my colleague for yielding time. Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act. The unfortunate reality is that one in seven people...



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    Representative Suzan K. DelBene

    From: WA District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    DelBENE. Madam Speaker, we're debating an extreme bill with no chance of becoming law, when we could be weeks into conferencing a farm bill. [[Page H5709]] SNAP has prevented millions from falling...



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    Representative Mike Coffman

    From: CO District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-19

    COFFMAN. Madam Speaker, I rise to engage in a colloquy with Chairman Lucas. Colorado has been a leader in training programs. And I want to ensure, when passing this Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...



    A picture of Representative Kevin Cramer

    Representative Kevin Cramer

    From: ND District 0

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-19

    CRAMER. Madam Speaker, I don't question the sincerity of our Democrat colleagues' desire to feed the truly needy; I share in that commitment. But, Madam Speaker, I do resent the idea that somehow asking...



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    Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham

    From: NM District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    LUJAN GRISHAM of New Mexico. I thank my colleague from Ohio. Madam Speaker, I rise in opposition to this disastrous bill that cuts $40 billion from SNAP, a vital program that feeds over 442,000 New...



    A picture of Representative Ann M. Kuster

    Representative Ann M. Kuster

    From: NH District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    KUSTER. Madam Speaker, I want to address my remarks to my colleagues on the other side of the aisle because I, too, believe in work. But in the northern part of my district, we have veterans who are...



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    Representative Grace Meng

    From: NY District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    MENG. Madam Speaker, unfortunately, this is the second time this year that the other side of the aisle has proposed funding SNAP at a level that completely disregards the purpose of the program. This...



    A picture of Representative Tim Huelskamp

    Representative Tim Huelskamp

    From: KS District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-19

    HUELSKAMP. Mr. Speaker, today I rise in support of H.R. 1302. Participation in SNAP has grown 83 percent since 2008 and will cost us nearly $80 billion this year alone. It is imperative that Congress...



    A picture of Representative Joseph Crowley

    Representative Joseph Crowley

    From: NY District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    CROWLEY. Mr. Speaker, the last time we considered devastating cuts to nutrition programs, I brought messages my constituents had written on paper plates, telling stories of how much the SNAP program...



    A picture of Representative Doug LaMalfa

    Representative Doug LaMalfa

    From: CA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-19

    LaMALFA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in full support of H.R. 3102. This commonsense bill reforms the SNAP program and simply requires that able-bodied adults without dependents obtain employment, participate...



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    Representative Denny Heck

    From: WA District 10

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    HECK of Washington. Mr. Speaker, I rise to oppose H.R. 3102. Ending nutrition assistance for millions of hungry children and adults in the middle of a fragile economic recovery is, frankly, close to...



    A picture of Representative Renee L. Ellmers

    Representative Renee L. Ellmers

    From: NC District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-19

    ELLMERS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act. I commend the chairman for his tireless work on this effort, the effort to put in place sensible...



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    Representative John Garamendi

    From: CA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    GARAMENDI asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. GARAMENDI. Thank you for the opportunity to speak here. Mr. Speaker, if this were only about work reforms, that would...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    HOYER. I thank the gentlelady, and I thank her for her leadership on this issue. Mr. Speaker, I lament with Mr. Lucas that we don't have a bipartisan bill, because I know that's what he wanted, that...



    A picture of Representative Marlin A. Stutzman

    Representative Marlin A. Stutzman

    From: IN District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-19

    STUTZMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise to urge my colleagues to support H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act. This is an opportunity to enact commonsense reforms. I would like to thank Leader...



    A picture of Representative Juan Vargas

    Representative Juan Vargas

    From: CA District 51

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    VARGAS. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition of this bill. Senator Dole is right: this is no time to play politics with hunger. I want to thank those in the faith community that have come out against...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2013-09-19

    PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman for yielding. I thank her also for her leadership on this very important issue to the values of our country. Her service on the Agriculture Committee is indeed...



    A picture of Representative Gwen Moore

    Representative Gwen Moore

    From: WI District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    MOORE asked and was given permission to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. MOORE. Mr. Speaker, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013 is rife with fraud, waste and abuse. This bill...



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    Representative Kyrsten Sinema

    From: AZ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    SINEMA. I thank the gentlewoman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, in Arizona, one in four children live in food insecurity, unsure of when they'll eat next or where they'll find food. Cuts to SNAP will make...



    A picture of Representative Charles B. Rangel

    Representative Charles B. Rangel

    From: NY District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    RANGEL asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. RANGEL. I thank Ranking Member Fudge for giving me this opportunity. Mr. Speaker, I was sitting in the back and I heard...



    A picture of Representative Donna F. Edwards

    Representative Donna F. Edwards

    From: MD District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    EDWARDS. I thank the gentlelady. Mr. Speaker, it's really hard to know what to say anymore. It's impossible for us to rationalize what has become completely irrational, but I'm just going to say what...



    A picture of Representative Emanuel Cleaver

    Representative Emanuel Cleaver

    From: MO District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    CLEAVER. Mr. Speaker, I have only 1 minute, but I would imagine 1 minute is sufficient to plead with my colleagues to pay attention to the facts. The U.S. economy has not healed. We are still struggling...



    A picture of Representative James P. McGovern

    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    McGOVERN. I thank the gentlelady for yielding to me. Mr. Speaker, I just want to say to my colleagues that this is a sad day because the whole effort to end hunger used to be a bipartisan issue. I...



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    JACKSON LEE asked and was given permission to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this legislation and place a statement in the Record because those...



    A picture of Representative Earl Blumenauer

    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, I strongly oppose this misguided attempt to cut almost $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. I do not believe that depriving between 4 and 6 million...



    A picture of Representative Anna G. Eshoo

    Representative Anna G. Eshoo

    From: CA District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    ESHOO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to H.R. 3102. A vote for this bill is a vote to cut $40 billion from U.S. food-aid programs, specifically to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,...



    A picture of Representative Jerrold Nadler

    Representative Jerrold Nadler

    From: NY District 10

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    NADLER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong opposition to HR 3102, the majority's extreme legislation to cut 4 million seniors, working families, and individuals with disabilities from the Supplemental...



    A picture of Representative Corrine Brown

    Representative Corrine Brown

    From: FL District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    BROWN of Florida. Mr. Speaker, once again, Republicans have succeeded at taking a bad bill and making it even worse. I categorically oppose the bill before the House today, which heartlessly cuts nearly...



    A picture of Representative Sanford D. Bishop Jr.

    Representative Sanford D. Bishop Jr.

    From: GA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    BISHOP of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong opposition to the draconian Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act. Rather than consider a bipartisan Farm Bill that would help hungry Americans...



    A picture of Representative Chris Van Hollen

    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, once again on the Floor today we have a program with historic bipartisan support made divisive by the most extreme wing of the Majority party. For decades, the Farm Bill has...



    A picture of Representative Rubén Hinojosa

    Representative Rubén Hinojosa

    From: TX District 15

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    HINOJOSA. Mr. Speaker, I am shocked at the blatant disregard for our Nation's poor displayed on this floor today. This bill before us cuts over forty billion from nutrition assistance programs, stripping...



    A picture of Representative Betty McCollum

    Representative Betty McCollum

    From: MN District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    McCOLLUM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to submit two articles into the Congressional [[Page H5718]] Record. The first is an op-ed that I wrote about the importance of federal nutrition assistance that...



    A picture of Representative Albio Sires

    Representative Albio Sires

    From: NJ District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    SIRES. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to express my serious concern about H.R. 3102: the so called ``Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013''. At a time when so many Americans are still struggling...



    A picture of Representative Gene Green

    Representative Gene Green

    From: TX District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to oppose the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act (H.R. 3102) to cut SNAP funding by $40 billion over the next ten years. H.R. 3102 denies SNAP to millions...



    A picture of Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    From: NY District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    CLARKE. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to voice my opposition to H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013, which calls for $40 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...



    A picture of Representative Danny K. Davis

    Representative Danny K. Davis

    From: IL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    DAVIS of illinois in the house of representatives Thursday, September 19, 2013 Mr. DANNY K. DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker,...