House seeks to cut $4 million from food stamp program

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by WWLTV.com

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Posted on September 20, 2013 at 9:06 AM

WASHINGTON -- On Capitol Hill, the House has voted to cut nearly $4 billion a year from the food stamp program.

The bill would put tough new requirements on food stamp recipients and new applicants would be required to pass drug tests.

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

The bill now heads to the Senate where Democrats are likely to kill it, and President Obama has already come out against the measure.

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