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House Leaves Millions Hungry

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly voted to cut SNAP by $40 billion.

Scott Faber, EWG's vice president for government affairs, said:

It is unconscionable in today’s struggling economy to cut $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which helps the nation’s neediest families put food on the table. House lawmakers voted for a bill that will take food out of the mouths of hungry kids and seniors and place onerous new requirements on SNAP recipients.

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The New York Times, The Hill and AgriPulse all respond to the House vote that cuts $40 billion from SNAP.

Tweet of the Day:

@NancyPelosi A special #throwbackthursday for House Republicans who want to cut $40 billion from #SNAP. 1983: pic.twitter.com/8vkOYNSSdk

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