House votes to cut food stamps for millions of Americans

House votes to cut food stamps for millions of Americans
MGN Online Photo
News
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 8:34am

House Republicans have passed a controversial bill to drop nearly four-million people from food stamp rolls next year. The bill calls for cutting 40-billion dollars from food stamps over the next decade.

The legislation would cut benefits for "able-bodied adults" who aren't caring for children to only three months of food stamps during any three-year period, unless they also work part-time or are in a job-training program.

According to September federal data, nearly 15 percent of the population, more than 47-million people, get food stamps. President Obama has said he would veto the bill, but most likely he won't have to. The democratic-controlled senate is not expected to pass it.

Comments News Comments

Post new Comment