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House Bill Would Cut 3.8 Million People From Food Stamp Rolls

House Bill Would Cut 3.8 Million People From Food Stamp Rolls

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The measure would cut $40 billion from the federal SNAP program over 10 years. Republicans who back the cuts say they attack fraud. In reality, the vast majority of SNAP recipients either work or are children, disabled or elderly. The House is poised to take up the bill Thursday.

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House Smacks Down Farm Bill, And Farm Lobby, Too

House Smacks Down Farm Bill, And Farm Lobby, Too

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the past, the House might have let the Agriculture Committee have its way. Not this year. Democrats voted overwhelmingly against the bill, in large part because it cut an estimated $2 billion each year from nutrition programs like SNAP, or food stamps.

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