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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging him to reconsider a recently proposed change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that would hurt Maryland families. Under the proposed rule, an estimated 50,000 Marylanders could lose their SNAP benefits.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that her amendment to prohibit the General Services Administration (GSA) from using its funds to relocate the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) or the Economic Research Service (ERS) outside of the National Capital Region passed the House of Representatives. The House also voted to prohibit USDA from using its funds to relocate these agencies outside of the National Capital