Just months after passing a massive tax cut for millionaires and billionaires, House Republicans are proposing to cut or reduce food assistance benefits for 2 million people, many of whom are low-income working families with children.
I grew up in a small town and when folks fell on hard times the community always stepped up and helped them out. That’s what it means to be a progressive—we look out for each other and believe that everyone should have a shot at the American Dream.
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If you care about small towns and rural communities, then you'll want to make sure to pay close attention to recent developments coming out of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Right now, millions of working families in rural communities from Mississippi to Upstate New York are counting on Sen. Mitch McConnell to protect critical anti-poverty programs from cuts proposed by Donald Trump.
According to the Center for Rural Affairs, Nearly 7 in 10 rural Americans fear their small town life may be dying, yet 90% say this way of life is worth fighting for. However, instead of expanding federal programs to rebuild rural America, the Trump Administration is demoting and cutting the only program at the United States Department of Agriculture solely focused on supporting small towns and rural communities.