NCC Urges Member Communions to Tell Congress Vote NO on House Agriculture Appropriations Bill
While the House is in recess and members of Congress are working from their district offices, NCC urges member communions to participate in NCC’s Advocacy Thursdays.
Advocacy Thursdays will take place every Thursday during the district work period until the House reconvenes on September 12. Last Friday, Speaker Kevin McCarthy postponed the vote onH.R. 4368, the FY 2024 appropriations bill for agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration until after the August recess.
The House appropriations bill makes harmful cuts to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, which provides healthy foods to pregnant women, breastfeeding, and post-partum women and children under 5 years old. The NCC strongly opposes H.R. 4368.
We must not sit idly by while efforts are underway to take food out of the mouths of millions of women and young children and deny critical food and nutrition assistance to those who need the help most. The bill would inflict harm on, and dramatically change the lives of more than 5.3 million people.
This Advocacy Thursday, and every Thursday in August, we ask you to call your member of Congress in their district office and tell them to vote “NO” on this detrimental legislation.