Negotiators reach deal over cutting food stamps

Congressional negotiators have reportedly forged an agreement to cut $9B over 10 years from the food-stamp program as part of the wider farm bill.

However, it's unclear how much support the deal will receive from legislators: the figure is more than twice the $4B that the Democrat-led Senate approved in May but well below the $40B that the GOP-led House has sought.

Negotiators now have to agree over a program that limits dairy supplies to help bolster the price of milk. And of all things, there's also a dispute over moving catfish inspections to the Agriculture Department from the FDA.

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  • AZ Desert Trader
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    OK so that is approximately $1B per year in cuts.


    The 2014 defense budget spends $1.44B PER DAY. Shouldn't we be able to trim less than one days worth of defense budget so people don't have to go hungry?


    We also spend $6B/year in congressional pay and benefits. With their recent performance seems like that's a good area for some cuts.
    10 Jan 2014, 07:36 AM Reply Like
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