House Bill Would Cut $40 Billion From Food Stamp Program
By: Tamara Keith
September 18, 2013
After Tea Party Republicans balked at passing the traditional farm-and-food-stamp bill, House leaders split the two apart. The farm portion narrowly cleared the House in July. The food stamp part is on its way to the floor — this time with cuts twice as large as before. The $40 billion in cuts would be made over a decade.
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