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Senate Cuts Food Stamps For 850,000 Households

Senate Cuts Food Stamps For 850,000 Households

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.
SNAP Cuts Taking Effect Today Leave More Americans Vulnerable

SNAP Cuts Taking Effect Today Leave More Americans Vulnerable

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 Vote to Cut $40 Billion from Food Stamps Program

House Republicans Vote to Cut $40 Billion from Food Stamps Program

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.
Republicans Push Plan to Further Cut Food Stamps

Republicans Push Plan to Further Cut Food Stamps

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

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.