Senator Parker Calls on House Speaker John Boehner not to Gut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

(Brooklyn, NY)- “Our country's most vulnerable populations, seniors, children, hungry families and the disabled have relied on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program since the early 1940s. We must not balance the nation's budget upon the backs of working families, the Greatest Generation, and the less fortunate. That is why I am urging the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives, under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner, to save SNAP (formerly the Food Stamp Program).

“SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net and while our seniors and hungry families are still struggling to climb towards economic independence, losing this vital food nutrition assistance is like purposefully loosening the rungs of the ladder of their success,” continued the five-term state legislator.