Renewed push is on to assist hungry army households

Different organizations supporting the Duckworth-Murkowski invoice on SNAP embody the Veterans of Overseas Wars, Navy Officers Affiliation of America, VoteVets, Alliance to Finish Starvation, MomsRising, Bread for the World, Share Our Energy and MAZON: A Jewish Response to Starvation, aides mentioned. 

The co-sponsors of the Duckworth-Murkowski invoice at present embody 4 Armed Companies members: Duckworth, Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Angus King, I-Maine, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. 

Additionally co-sponsoring the measure are at the least 4 members of the Senate Protection Appropriations Subcommittee: Murkowski, Richard J. Durbin, D-Sick., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., who’s the subcommittee’s chairman.

After the fiscal 2023 NDAA and the fiscal 2023 omnibus appropriations invoice have been enacted final 12 months, with the fundamental wants allowance and a 4.6 % army pay elevate included, lawmakers in each events lauded their very own efforts. However the Pentagon’s allowance is reaching few in want, inflation devoured a big share of the pay elevate, and the elevate disproportionately benefited army officers anyway.

Josh Protas, vp of public coverage at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Starvation, has grown pissed off with what he considers congressional stinginess in terms of serving to troops in want.

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