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Republicans pass bill cutting food stamps by $39 billion

September 20, 2013


The U.S. House approved a bill Thursday that would cut $39 billion in food stamp spending over 10 years, and which the White House has said would be vetoed.

The House passed the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act on a vote of 217-210, with no Democrats voting in favor and 15 Republicans joined Democrats in voting against…

House Republican leaders offered their usual lies about why the bill is necessary .

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called the bill “a full assault on the health and economic security of millions of families.”

Senate Democrats have already said the bill has no chance of passage in the Senate.

In a statement Wednesday, the White House said the bill “would result in millions of Americans losing access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is one of our nation’s strongest defenses against hunger and poverty.”

“These cuts would affect a…

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