Councilmember Mary M. Cheh
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION
IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Councilmember Mary M. Cheh introduced the following resolution, which was referred to the
Committee on _______________.
To declare the sense of the Council on its support of SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) and its critical impact
on the low-income residents of the District of Columbia.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this
resolution may be cited
as the “
Sense of the Council on Support for the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program Resolution
Sec. 2. The Council finds that:
(1) The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are currently considering
making drastic cuts to, and changes to the structure of the benefit entitlements provided by, the
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), our nation's first line of defense against
hunger, as part of the 2012 Farm Bill re-authorization.
(2) The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) estimates that 12.6 percent of
all District households struggle to put food on the table; and SNAP is currently the nutritional
lifeline for nearly 140,000 District residents, including 45,000 children and 10,000 seniors over
(3) SNAP is targeted to the most vulnerable households in our communities, with