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House approves $40 billion in cuts to food stamp program, sets up fight with Senate

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The Republican-led House on Thursday narrowly passed legislation that calls for broad spending cuts and tighter eligibility restrictions to the nation's food stamp program, as Democrats complained the measure would kick millions of needy Americans off its rolls and deeper into poverty. The GOP-crafted bill, which cleared by a vote of 217-210, would cut $40 billion over 10 years -- about 5...

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