The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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September 19, 2013

House to vote on cutting back on food stamps

Plan would cut 5 percent from $80 billion program

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Even if the bill does pass, it is not expected to become law. The Democratic Senate has opposed any major cuts, and that chamber passed a farm bill in June that had around a tenth of the cuts in the House bill, or around $400 million a year. President Barack Obama has also opposed cuts that go beyond the Senate bill, and the White House issued a veto threat Wednesday.

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Associated Press writer Darlene Superville contributed to this report.

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