Moderated by Tom Sabulis
Saying the nearly $80 billion food-stamp program is out of control, House Republican leaders have narrowly passed a bill to cut funding in half over 10 years. It also adds job or work-training requirements for recipients ages 18 to 50 without minor children. Work continues on the bill. Passionate debate has ensued.
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Shameful cuts to vital food program
By David Scott
CLARIFICATION: This guest column cites $40 billion in cuts in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recently voted on by Republicans in the U.S. House. That amount is the total reduction over 10 years.
Republicans in the House of Representatives recently voted to cut $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
These cuts target our most vulnerable citizens, like seniors, children, veterans and disabled persons. In fact, veterans are the fastest-growing group receiving food stamp benefits. Census data indicate that about 900,000