Press Release: Sister Quincy Howard Responds to Failed Farm Bill Vote

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2018
Contact: Ashley Wilson, awilson@networklobby.org, 202-601-7856

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response the House failing to pass the 2018 Farm Bill Sister Quincy Howard, OP, Government Relations Fellow at NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, said:

“This is a big victory. This highly partisan legislation would have had devastating effects on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is one of our nation’s most effective safety-net programs. As people of faith, we are called to care for our neighbors, not make food security worse for them. Speaker Ryan and Chairman Mike Conaway should be ashamed of their draconian proposal.

“But our work isn’t over! Now, Congress has a chance to return to bipartisan Farm Bill negotiations that reduce food insecurity and protect and strengthen SNAP. The Catholic Sisters and activists of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice will continue to push Congress to renounce extreme proposals and promote the common good in our country.“

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NETWORK – advocates for justice inspired by Catholic sisters – educates, organizes, and lobbies for economic and social transformation. They have a 45-year track record of lobbying for critical federal programs that support those at the margins and prioritize the common good. www.networklobby.org