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48 million Americans see food stamp cuts due to congressional inaction

The US Congress on Friday allowed an estimated $5 billion cut to the US federal food stamps program, slashing the social safety net for the poor, elderly and disabled. Almost 48 million Americans have had their food subsidies cut after a 2009 recession-fighting measure expired Thursday with no congressional action…

Rep. McDermott informs Republicans: The ‘deficit boogey man’ isn’t real

Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) lashed out at his Republican colleagues on Wednesday over a plan to cut America’s food stamp program. The GOP-backed proposal would cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by $39 billion over the next decade. The plan would drop 3.8 million low-income Americans from the program in…