John Garamendi on Welfare & Poverty



Broaden the availability of food stamps

Food stamps are an effective way for low-income residents to achieve adequate nutrition to maintain a healthy life. This is especially true of seniors. I support efforts to broaden the availability of food stamps.

More generally speaking, encouraging wellness-focused lifestyles among our seniors creates healthier, happier lives. Services must be available to keep our seniors physically fit and mentally active, and science-based nutrition should be promoted.

Source: 2010 House campaign website, www.garamendi.org, "Issues" , Nov 3, 2009

Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients.

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