TODAY   |  September 20, 2013

Food stamp funding cuts could be $4 billion a year

House Republicans’s decision to cut nearly $4 billion a year from food stamps could affect roughly 3.8 million Americans. Senate Democrats and the White House said Thursday that the drastic measure would “take food out of the mouths of hungry Americans.”

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>> senate democrats and the white house are denouncing a vote thursday by house republicans to cut funding for food stamps by almost $4 billion a year. which could effect some 3.8 million people. senate majority leader harry reid calls the measure hateful and punitive. they say it will take the food out of mouths of hungry americans and promised a veto if it gets to the president's desk.