Black People Politics : House votes to cut food stamps by $2 billion

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    ... And here's the Senate's position:



    House votes to cut food stamps by $2 billion

    [​IMG]By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Associated Press – 2 hrs 25 mins ago


    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted on Wednesday to cut food stamps by $2 billion a year as part of a wide-ranging farm bill.
    The chamber rejected 234-188 a Democratic amendment to the five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm legislation that would have maintained current spending on food stamps, now called theSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The overall bill cuts the $80 billion-a-year program by about 3 percent and makes it harder for some people to qualify.

    The food stamp cuts have complicated passage of the bill and its farm-state supporters were working to secure votes Wednesday. Many conservatives have said the food stamp cuts do not go far enough since the program has doubled in cost in the last five years and now feeds 1 in 7 Americans. Liberals have argued against any reductions, contending the House plan could take as many as 2 million needy recipients off the rolls. The White House has threatened a veto over the food stamp cuts.
    http://news.yahoo.com/house-votes-cut-food-stamps-2-billion-232659155.html

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