850,000 households across the country - encompassing 1.7 million people - are now set to lose around $90 a month in food stamp benefits because of the US Senate vote last night on the 2014 Farm Bill.
Despite the importance of SNAP for keeping 47 million Americans out of poverty - especially children, the disabled, and the elderly - Republicans in the House of Representatives are pushing for more cuts.
House Republicans voted last night to cut $4 billion annually from SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, for the next ten years - totaling a $40 billion loss for the program.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor is pushing a Republican plan to cut $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
House and Senate Committees Each Approve Separate Farm Bills Taking Substantial Cuts from Food Stamps Program
Although both vary in the severity of cuts taking place, each will take considerable funds away from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps.