House votes to cut food stamps for millions of Americans
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.