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House bill threatens federal food stamp program




Members of Progressive Democrats of America and other activists hold a rally in front of Rep. Henry Waxman's office on June 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The protestors were  asking the congressman to vote against a House farm bill that would reduce federal spending on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program by $20.5 billion and affect food stamps and other services for the poor.
Members of Progressive Democrats of America and other activists hold a rally in front of Rep. Henry Waxman's office on June 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The protestors were asking the congressman to vote against a House farm bill that would reduce federal spending on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program by $20.5 billion and affect food stamps and other services for the poor.
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Thousands of needy Californians could lose food stamps under a House Republican bill that cuts $40 billion dollars from the federal program. Senate Democrats have vowed to fight the cuts. But advocates for the poor are concerned and say veterans and young people leaving foster care will be especially hard hit.

The California Report's Elaine Korry has more.