Congress Considers Cutting Food Stamps

By Scott Sarvay

June 14, 2011 Updated Jun 14, 2011 at 5:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The U.S. House of Representatives could vote on a bill Tuesday evening that would cut millions of dollars from the food stamp program.

Under the House's "2012 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act," mandatory food funding will be cut $46.5 million.

Anti-poverty advocates estimate that 130,000 seniors and 475,000 pregnant or nursing women, infants and children could be impacted.

The Senate needs to craft its own funding bill.

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