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Republicans to Tackle SNAP Cuts
Fri Jul 12, 2013 08:30 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House approval of a scaled-back farm bill is setting up what could be an even bigger fight over food stamps and the role of domestic food aid in the United States. Food stamps have been a part of farm bills since the 1970s to gain urban Democratic votes for the rural measure. But that union has soured this year as the food aid has exploded in cost and House Republicans have taken aim at the program.

Normally bipartisan, farm bills have become much less so. Republican leaders in the House won passage of the smaller farm bill ...

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