Providing for Consideration of H.R. 687, Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013by Representative Lois Capps
Posted on 2013-09-19
CAPPS. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to insert into the
Congressional Record the story of Rosemary. She is a grandmother from
Little Rock, Arkansas. She is a face of hunger today in the United
States of America.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentlewoman from California? There was no objection.
Rosemary has full custody of her three grandchildren, whom she has been caring for since her daughter passed away from cancer several years ago. Rosemary used to work full-time in healthcare but has been unable to work in recent years due to illness and family responsibilities. She struggles financially to care for her grandchildren. She sold her home and moved into a smaller apartment to cut expenses but relies on SNAP to help feed her family. ``I'm used to working, buying what I need. I'm not used to doing without and I didn't want to accept it.'' She is very grateful for the assistance. Without SNAP, her grandkids ``probably wouldn't have food to eat.'' Source: Share Our Strength Mr. McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, I yield to the gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Pascrell) for a unanimous consent request.