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Food Stamps Cut Vote Passes House, Reduces SNAP By $4 Billion If Senate Agrees

Food Stamps Cut Vote Passes House, Reduces SNAP By $4 Billion If Senate Agrees

The Food Stamps cut vote has passed the House of Representatives, which would reduce the Federal SNAP program by $4 billion per year.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Food Stamps fraud like the “Obama Express” has been charged for their crimes.

Based upon the Constitution, all Congressional legislation dealing with budgets must first start in the House only to be approved by the Senate and then signed into law by the President. But the Food Stamps cut vote is part of the government shutdown debate. The overall SNAP program has a $80 billion annual budget, with 47 million Americans receiving food stamps, and 47 percent of those people are children. With government spending getting out of control, many politicians feel it’s time to trim back SNAP, which has doubled in size since 2008.

The debate over the Food Stamps cut started with the Farm Bill last year. But eventually Republicans removed the Food Stamps cuts from the Farm Bill in order to get the rest of the legislation passed.

Both parties agree that a Food Stamps cut is necessary… just not by how much. Earlier this year, Republicans said three percent needed to be cut but Democrats opposed any further cuts beyond half a percent. The divide has grown even more, with the final House Food Stamps cut bill asking for $4 billion while the Senate is saying $400 million. In cases like this, when the House and Senate pass similar bills that disagree, they will enter into a process where they’ll likely reach bipartisan agreement.

The Food Stamps cut bill is bundled with work requirements that allow states to “require 20 hours of work activities per week from any able-bodied adult with a child over age 1 who has child care available, and for all parents whose children are over age 6 and attending school.” The Food Stamps cut bill would also eliminate automatic eligibility renewals and require drug tests. The Senate and House versions will also end a home heating assistance program.

As we see Food Stamps cut, what do you think Congress should do to avoid a government shutdown?

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7 Responses to “Food Stamps Cut Vote Passes House, Reduces SNAP By $4 Billion If Senate Agrees”

  1. Robert Burkett

    SO WE ALL LEARN WHEN THE BUSHES STOLE THE WHITE HOUSE ,TO STEAL OUR COUNTRY BACK, SO CUT FOOD STAMPS STORES ARENT PAYING EMPLOYEES ENOUGH SINCE THAT GAY BUSH WAS IN OFFICE , WE LOST OUR BENNYS .OUR WAGES AND NOW WE CAN'T AFFORD TO LIVE WITH OUT FOOD STAMPS SO YOU DO THE MATH FOLKS WILL BE STEALING EVEN MORE TO SURVIVE

  2. Randy Elmore

    47 million Americans using food stamps? WRONG! It's mostly illegals! And they always have the cash to pay the balance. Plus EBT cards are welcome at liquor stores, gas stations, smoke shops, and ATM's. It's like a free debit card to these illegals. What's wrong with this picture? Is our gov't blind to this. We are paying for these people's food and what ever else they buy with their free debit card. Wake up and take a look!

  3. Anonymous

    This is CRAZY!!!!! Maybe if they will stop letting all the illegals and Aliens come over here and take what WE HAVE WORKED AND LABORED HARD FOR ALL OUR LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!! And then when we are older or struck by some disease we had no control over and you try to feed a family of 4 on $242.00 in stamps and 1600 total income SSDI for the household after paying around 1300 in rent and utilities and having to scrap to have fuel and co pays for the Dr app and medications!!!! They come here get what we worked for and usually gets more then us, or you have the druggies that have NEVER worked and they come up with all these things wrong with their kids so they can live off it for the rest of their lives. When we was kids all these things of kids throwing temper tantrums and being Brats are being call mental now, Well back then a butt whipping for acting like that is all we needed, Just saying, there is a lot of people doing that with their kids now a days just so they can get money and be lazy and use it for drugs while the ones of us that have worked barely make it on what we get!!!! Makes no sense get your stuff straight this is ridiculous and stupid how things are ran!!!!!!!!! Hard to say your proud to be an american when things that are going on exist!!

  4. Anonymous

    DRUG TESTS? I don't think so. The American public still has a right to privacy and I refuse to let the govt know what medications my doctor prescribes me for my condition. This is an outrage.

  5. Anonymous

    You idiot, it's not a free debit card. No one can use an EBT card to buy alcohol or cigarettes. EBT cards are for food. Yes some people get access to Work First Cash, but that is only if they are attending a work training program and they only get it for a few months before they lose it – because they are supposed to have a job by then. Also, anyone applying goes through a background check and shows a social security card. Therefore no illegal can qualify.

  6. Moose Warwick

    Randy you are right on about illegals, use food stamps here in Ga seen at my own stores. WHY? Springgirlll is wrong about the background checks at least not happening here in Ga. You hope certain items are not allowed but I see products bought that I do not even buy using food stamps. Do need to set up a better system to prevent graft, but also need to make sure people have food at the same time especially for families. Many of the churches have food banks and this is very good idea. What happens to Meals on Wheels.? My older son with his Catholic Church here in GA., they have delivered meals and he says how very sad so many by themselves and their homes a mess, you go away sad. Just happy to see someone come by.