Cuts to food stamps will dominate talks on farm bill
WASHINGTON — Negotiators in the Senate and House of Representatives will convene today to begin resolving differences in a long-delayed farm bill.
The 41-member panel must bridge a huge divide in the five-year, $500 billion reauthorization bill’s most contentious issue: cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, called food stamps.
The Republican-controlled House passed a bill that would cut food stamps by $39 billion out of a projected $800 billion over 10 years. The House SNAP provision would require able-bodied adults without children to work or volunteer for 20 hours a week to receive federal assistance.
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