House passes GOP plan to cut food stamps

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Friday, September 20, 2013

USA Today: The House approved a GOP plan to cut food stamps by $39 billion over the next decade.

The House voted 217-210 for the bill that cuts nearly twice as much from food stamps as a bill the House rejected in June. It is also far more than a Senate measure passed earlier this year that would trim about $4.5 billion in spending. The bill failed to draw the support of a single Democrat, many of whom have said the steep cuts would erode a key safety net depended upon by families with children, seniors, veterans and people looking for work.

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