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JUN 17, 2013 - National Journal

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White House Threatens Veto as House Takes Up Farm Bill

The House is scheduled to begin debate on the farm bill on Tuesday with the knowledge that if the House version makes it through Congress and goes to the White House, President Obama’s senior advisers will recommend that he veto it.The issue for the White House is a $20.5 billion cut over 10 years in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as SNAP or food stamps.The reduction proposed in the House bill is five times greater than the SNAP-slash in the Senate-passed farm bill, which would cut $4 billion from a program expected to cost about $760 billion over the next 10 ... Read More

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