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

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

End Funding For Nutritional Education Programs:
Arkansas’s Tom Cotton has a bill to eliminate all funding for nutrition education programs. The program, which costs $375 million currently, helps families with limited resources learn “the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets.” One Democrat, G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina, also shares his desire, with an amendment that would cut nutrition education too.

Stop All Convicted Rapists & Murderers From Receiving Food Stamps:
Missouri’s Ann Wagner is leading the way on an amendment to extend the lifetime ban on giving food stamp benefits “dangerous felons,” including convicted rapists, pedophiles, and murderers. Her bill also “disallows states from opting out or modifying this ban so that dangerous sex offenders and murders cannot receive taxpayer-funded food stamps.”

New York Republican Jack Reed has a similar amendment.

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