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News Summary: Congress divided over food aid

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DOWNSIZING: The House and Senate Agriculture Committees have laid the groundwork this week for reducing the size of the federal food stamp program, approving farm bills that would shrink the aid and alter the way people qualify for it. BIG CUTS: The House legislation would cut food stamps about $2.5 billion a year, or about 3 percent. A Senate bill would cut less than a fifth of that amount....

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