Thursday, September 19, 2013

It HAD to be done.

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BREAKING NEWSThursday, September 19, 2013 6:29 PM EDT
House Passes Bill Cutting $40 Billion From Food Stamps
House Republicans narrowly pushed through a bill on Thursday that slashes billions of dollars from the food stamp program, over the objections of Democrats and a veto threat from President Obama. The vote set up what promised to be a contentious fight with the Senate and dashed hopes for passage this year of a new five-year farm bill.
The vote was 217 to 210.
The bill would cut $40 billion from the food stamp program over the next 10 years. It would also require adults between 18 and 50 without minor children to find a job or to enroll in a work training program in order to receive benefits. It would also limit the time those recipients could get benefits to three months.


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