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Rep. George Miller’s (D-Calif.) office released a report yesterday that takes a closer look at the 14 Members of Congress who receive federal farm subsidies. The members in question all voted to increase the subsidy support they benefit from while failing to renew nutrition assistance programs such as SNAP.
The report finds:
14 members of Congress with a combined net worth of up to $124.5 million voted last week to continue farm subsidies from which they personally benefit while allowing authorization for nutrition programs for low income individuals and families, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), to expire this year. These members of Congress—each of them Republican—and their spouses have received a total of over $7.2 million in farm subsidies since 1995.
Read the full report here.
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