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SEP 20, 2013 - Business Insider

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GOP Reps Explain Why They Went Against Their Party On Cutting Food Stamps

Yesterday, House Republicans voted overwhelmingly for a plan that cuts the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by 5% over the next decade. But 15 Republicans voted no, and some of them are explaining why. It turns out, their rationale tends to be pretty similar to Democrats': The cuts are too deep and hurt vulnerable people at a time when it is difficult to find jobs and feed families. Rep. David Valadao (R-Calif.) released a representative statement: I do not believe in making drastic changes to this program during a time of such great economic uncertainty without giving states ... Read More

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