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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.

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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

Eleanor H. Norton

@EleanorNorton

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

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

Rep. Jim McGovern

@RepMcGovern

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

I just finished shopping for #SNAPchallenge very challenging to shop. http://t.co/gSYpI7QKNG

Jan Schakowsky

@janschakowsky

I just finished shopping for #SNAPchallenge very challenging to shop. http://t.co/gSYpI7QKNG

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

Robin Kelly

@Robin42CD

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

Donald Payne Jr.

@RepDonaldPayne

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

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

Rep. Dan Kildee

@RepDanKildee

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

In a meeting this morning and surrounded by candy- definitely not on my menu for the #SNAPChallenge. http://t.co/MeN6rVZqiy

Rep. Barbara Lee

@RepBarbaraLee

In a meeting this morning and surrounded by candy- definitely not on my menu for the #SNAPChallenge. http://t.co/MeN6rVZqiy

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

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan

@repmarkpocan

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

My first meal of the day taking the #SNAPChallenge: scrambled eggs, milk, & a piece of white bread. http://t.co/IGX0CNvIuX

John Conyers

@repjohnconyers

My first meal of the day taking the #SNAPChallenge: scrambled eggs, milk, & a piece of white bread. http://t.co/IGX0CNvIuX

Started my morning with a plum for brkfst. #SNAPChallenge http://t.co/dgCHqiTWU4

Rep. Marc Veasey

@RepVeasey

Started my morning with a plum for brkfst. #SNAPChallenge http://t.co/dgCHqiTWU4

19% of #MI residents on any given day aren't sure they will be able to get enough to eat. Day 1 #snapchallenge http://t.co/vdLhmY9ilp

Sandy Levin

@repsandylevin

19% of #MI residents on any given day aren't sure they will be able to get enough to eat. Day 1 #snapchallenge http://t.co/vdLhmY9ilp

Moment of truth while checking out #snapchallenge http://t.co/739k9b0zma

Rep. Joe Crowley

@repjoecrowley

Moment of truth while checking out #snapchallenge http://t.co/739k9b0zma

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

MichelleLujanGrisham

@RepLujanGrisham

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

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

Rep. Doris Matsui

@DorisMatsui

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

Jacob Fischler is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C.

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