House Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill With Food Stamp Cuts

By: Thursday July 12, 2012 11:45 am

The House Agriculture Committee passed its version of the farm bill yesterday, setting it up for passage in the House and a contentious fight over food stamp cuts that could affect up to 3 million recipients. The House bill, which passed 35 to 11, would reduce food and nutrition spending by more than $35 billion, [...]

Liberals Protest Food Stamp Cuts in House Farm Bill

By: Tuesday July 10, 2012 6:22 am

The Senate already passed a farm bill that cut food stamps by around $4.5 billion. The House’s version is even more punitive, and House Democrats are upset that their leader on the Agriculture Committee let it go through without putting up much of a fight. Liberal Democrats are fuming over $16 billion in cuts to [...]