14 Democratic Representatives Who Want You To Know What They Had For Breakfast

They are participating in the #SNAPchallenge to show how hard it is to live on food stamps with a budget of $31.50 a week. posted on

1. Rep. Eleanor Horton of Washington D.C. made it just under budget.

On my way to House floor to talk abt huge food stamp cuts in Repub. farm bill. I'm on food stamp budget for a week. http://t.co/owkBKmtyNc

2. With little time to cook, Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts got creative.

(Not pictured: A Carrot)

Again, not a lot of time to prepare meals today. A shredded cheese wrap and carrot will have to do. #snapchallenge http://t.co/utr6GOKjHg

3. Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky considered her options in the meat section.

4. But then she ran into her Congressional counterpart, Rep. Robin Kelly, also of Illinois.

Bumped into Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky in the grocery store yesterday. She too is doing the SNAP challenge.... http://t.co/mXl7JpFEHs

5. New Jersey’s Rep. Donald Payne Jr. didn’t share a picture, but tweeted about his experience.

Seeing what it's like for the 860,000 #NJ residents on #SNAP. An egg already took $1.08 out of my $4.50 budget. http://t.co/vNtZxWoWof

6. Rep. Dan Kildee of Michigan said he had a tough time deciding what to buy at the market.

Already making difficult choices between most nutritious meals & what's on sale. Two items in cart. #SNAPchallenge http://t.co/KB9suaY1Ae

7. Rep. Barbara Lee from California noted that she had to fight temptation at her morning meeting.

8. Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan splurged on a Boca Burger and half an orange.

My first lunch on #SNAPChallenge: wheat bread, Boca burger w/ ketchup & half an orange. I have $4.50 of food for day http://t.co/w3vWxKFLae

9. Michigan Rep. John Conyers enjoyed a nice egg and some milk for breakfast.

10. Rep. Marc Veasey from Texas only had a plum, but it looks like it was a REALLY GOOD PLUM.

11. Rep. Sandy Levin of Michigan chose Skippy to start his day.

12. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) took his shopping very seriously.

13. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham from New Mexico engaged her cashier in some political banter.

Don’t mind the folks patiently waiting behind you.

In the checkout line on my #SNAPchallenge shopping trip. Had to make lots of tough food choices to spend just $31.50. http://t.co/z6msv2S8XC

14. California Rep. Doris Matsui showed off her groceries for the week.

Day 1 of #SNAPChallenge. Shopped for my groceries- very challenging. Couldn’t afford fresh fruits or veggies http://t.co/CXjzDmrSDT

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