#HandsOffSNAP - Statement/video of Jim McGovern on SNAP Cuts & litigation; DTA suspends HIP purchases for Feb 23 to May 15th (fliers included)
- Join us at the SNAP 101 training on Wednesday, Feb 5th at MCLE in Boston. You can register here. https://www.mcle.org/main/mlri
- Register for the free MLRI/FBWM webinar on how to protect SNAP for ABAWDs on Feb 13th.
Good Afternoon Everyone,
Just wanted to flag one of Chairman McGovern’s Press Releases and videos regarding his opposition to the Trump Administration’s SNAP ABAWDS Rule that may go into effect on April 1, 2020. During this press conference, the Rep. McGovern stood alongside Nutrition Subcommittee Chairwoman Fudge, Rep. DeLauro, Rep. Panetta, Rep. Moore, Rep. Hayes and Rep Schrier, supporting the state-led lawsuit to block SNAP cuts. Click here (video link) to view Congressman McGovern’s comments.
As always, please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions, or concerns. We look forward to continuing to work with all of you on these issues!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2020
Matt Bonaccorsi (202) 557-5773
McGovern Applauds House Legal Action
Against Trump Administration’s SNAP cuts
WASHINGTON – Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, issued this statement after the U.S. House of Representatives filed an amicus brief in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the case District of Columbia, et al. v. U.S. Department of Agriculture, which seeks to block a Trump Administration rule that would restrict access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for hundreds of thousands of Americans.
The amicus brief builds off of McGovern’s work last year to bring to the House Floor a rules package that directed the House General Counsel to explore all legal options in response to the administration’s proposals to restrict SNAP eligibility:
“We will not stand idly by while President Trump takes food off the table of hungry Americans. As Chairman of the Rules Committee, I’m proud that on day one of this Congress, we passed a rules package that empowered the House General Counsel to explore all legal options in response to the Trump administration’s expected cuts to SNAP eligibility for vulnerable adults.
“The amicus brief the House filed today makes clear that the administration’s rule is not only unbelievably cruel – it’s also contrary to the purpose of SNAP and in opposition to a bipartisan, bicameral decision in Congress.”
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From: DTA.HIP (DTA) <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 5:09 PM
Subject: Notice: HIP Dates for Spring 2020
To: DTA.HIP (DTA) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear HIP Stakeholders:
We appreciate your continued support of the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP). Please note the following HIP operations schedule:
- The last day for clients to earn the HIP incentive this winter will be February 23, 2020.
- HIP will resume on May 15, 2020.
English and Spanish language flyers communicating this change are enclosed for your use. Flyers in thirteen additional languages will be available shortly at mass.gov/hip. Clients will be also notified of the HIP pause by robocall, notification through the DTA Connect mobile app, a recording on the DTA Assistance Line, and a notice banner on mass.gov/dta.
Please feel free to share this message with others.
The DTA HIP Team