“SNAP is essential in protecting the most vulnerable citizens during tough times, but we need to have a complete understanding of its mission and purpose.” That was the message from House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway this week as the committee began its top-to-bottom review of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as food stamps.
H.R. 1947, Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
FARRM is a bipartisan bill that cuts spending, reduces the size of government, and makes common-sense reforms to policy. It is the product of a multi-year process that included auditing for effectiveness and efficiency every single policy under the jurisdiction of the House Agriculture Committee.
Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Collin Peterson
Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 13, 2013
Ordered reported by a recorded vote of 36 yeas to 10 nays in the House Agriculture Committee on May 15, 2013
Failed on passage in the House by a vote of 195 - 234 on June 20, 2013