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Schumer Statement On The Trump Administration’s Proposal To Cut Nutrition Assistance For Millions Of Americans

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s proposed new rule, which would take nutrition assistance away from millions of Americans:

“It is outrageous, cruel and galling that after giving trillions of dollars in tax cuts to the wealthy and big corporations, the Trump administration, under the guise of fiscal austerity, is attempting to take nutrition assistance away from millions of Americans on the verge of hunger—including school children and people with disabilities. The proposed new rule from the USDA is just the latest Trump administration attack on hard-working American families trying to make ends meet and could take food out of the mouths of 3 million Americans. I strongly condemn this harmful change proposed by President Trump and will fight to make sure these cuts never become a reality.”