AG POLICY NEWS
House Cuts SNAP by $40 Billion
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Sep 19, 2013 05:46 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The House of Representatives finally passed a bill to fund nutrition programs as part of a farm bill on Thursday through a bill that revolved around cutting $39 billion over 10 years.

In a narrow, 217-210 vote, House Republicans were able to pass the bill without a single Democratic vote. Fifteen Republicans joined Democrats in opposing the bill. It tightens eligibility requirements and would reduce enrollment of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by 3.8 million people. The bill tightens rules on how states can enroll people for the program, as well as add tighter requirements, particularly for ...

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