May 16, 2018


Gov. Murphy opposes food stamp cuts


Governor Phil Murphy yesterday issued this statement:

"If enacted, the Farm Bill being discussed in the House could prevent tens of thousands of New Jersey families just trying to get by, and who are turning to SNAP as a matter of pure necessity, from being able to put food on their table.


"This latest version continues an uncomfortable trend toward heavy-handed work requirements as a damaging litmus test for vital services. I will continue to work with our entire Congressional delegation to ensure fair and equitable rules that protect both families and the viability of the SNAP program -- neither of which the proposed requirements do."


The House may vote on this bill as early as Friday.


Please join Governor Murphy

in opposing this harmful proposal.