“The legislative draft envisions reducing current food stamp spending projections by $1.6 billion a year, four times the amount of cuts incorporated in the five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill passed by the Senate last month.”
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, looks “to be the most contentious issue when the Agriculture Committee begins voting on the bill Wednesday and when the full House begins debating it in the future.”
Now the two chambers must work to reach a compromise before September 30, the date our current farm bill expires.
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This article posted July 10, 2012.