Various state issued Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. (Photo: USDA)
(AURN) -- House Republicans have are pushing a massive farm bill which proposes to take a big chunk out food stamps--2-billion annually for ten years.
The bill would save nearly $40 billion in agriculture spending over the next 10 years, with half of the cuts coming from a food stamps. Opponents like Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee say the bill amounts to a nearly $1 trillion giveaway to wealthy corporate farmers. Florida Republican Congressman Ted Yoho, who supports the measure, says the cuts are aimed at eliminating waste.
The House bill would have to be reconciled with the Senate version which slashes food stamps by 400-million a year. A final bill is expected by next week.