By Ned Resnikoff
The Republican-controlled House Agriculture Committee on Thursday approved a version of the 2013 farm bill that cuts more than $20 billion in funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) over 10 years.
Farm bills are sprawling pieces of legislation that regulate, fund, and subsidize a variety of programs related to farming, agriculture, and food production. In addition to cutting food stamps, this particular bill would cut a certain kind of farming subsidy call direct payments. The bill is expected to reach the House floor for a full vote in June.
- Congress Fight Looms on Food Stamp Cuts (drudge.com)
- House Committee OKs massive cuts to food stamps in farm bill (tv.msnbc.com)
- White House says more farm subsidy cuts needed (rapidcityjournal.com)
- House panel OKs farm bill with food stamp cuts (fromthetrenchesworldreport.com)
- Farm Bill Approved By House Agriculture Committee, Includes Food Stamp Cuts (huffingtonpost.com)
- Congress Argues Over Whether Bible Allows Giving Free Food to Poors (wonkette.com)
- Morning Bell: A Bumper Crop of Food Stamps (heritage.org)
- Congress Is Ready to Fight Over Deep Food Stamp Cuts (thenation.com)
- Senate votes to make small cut to food stamps (newsobserver.com)
- House Panel Set To OK Cuts To $80 Billion-A-Year Food Stamp Program (washington.cbslocal.com)