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Deep divide in Congress over domestic food aid in massive farm bill

Canadian Press, The Canadian Press
0 Comments| May 17, 2013


WASHINGTON - The House and Senate Agriculture Committees laid the groundwork this week for reducing the size of the federal food stamp program, approving farm bills that would shrink food aid and alter the way people qualify for it.

The two chambers are far apart on how much the $80 billion-a-year program should be cut, however, reflecting a deep ideological and at times emotional divide on the role of government in helping the poor.

© The Canadian Press, 2013


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