House Passes Tea Party Food Stamp Cuts, 6 Million Could Go Hungry

September 20, 2013

The House voted Thursday night to cut $40 billion from the food stamp program that helps feed hungry, low-income and often jobless people and families. As many as 6 million could be thrown off the rolls of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

The bill was aggressively promoted and adamantly backed by tea party Republicans, including Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). The vote was 217–210, with all Democrats and 15 Republicans voting “no.”

Previous Article
Union Plus Offers Help for Survivors of Colorado Floods
Union Plus Offers Help for Survivors of Colorado Floods

If you are a union member who participates in Union Plus programs and have been affected...

Next Article
When You Require Prison Beds to Be Filled, Politicians Fill Them
When You Require Prison Beds to Be Filled, Politicians Fill Them

In the song, Kanye West refers to a problem that is becoming recognized as one...