House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor has released more details of the House Republican leadership proposal to cut SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the food stamp program), by at least $40 billion over ten years — double the cut in the House Agriculture Committee farm bill and almost nine times the SNAP cut in the Senate-passed farm bill. The proposal is expected to go to the House floor in coming days.
The new House proposal is harsh. It would deny SNAP to millions of low-income people — including some of the nation’s most destitute adults — as well as to many low-income children, seniors, and families that work for low wages.
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