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Editorial: Republicans Push For New Food Stamp Laws + 10 Other GOP Farm Bill Changes

The House of Representatives takes up debate on the Farm bill Tuesday, which in its current form cuts $20.5 billion from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), better known as food stamps. Twenty-six Democrats took the “food stamp challenge“—feeding themselves for a week on the $31.50 provided by the food stamp program—to highlight and speak out against the proposed cuts.

Those cuts are already estimated to end benefits for about 2 million people who are already part of the program, but some of the amendments proposed by Republicans could make it harder for many more Americans to get access to the assistance they need.

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