The U.S. House approved a bill Thursday that would cut $39 billion in food stamp spending over 10 years, and which the White House has said would be vetoed.
The House passed the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act on a vote of 217-210, with no Democrats voting in favor and 15 Republicans joined Democrats in voting against…
House Republican leaders offered their usual lies about why the bill is necessary .
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called the bill “a full assault on the health and economic security of millions of families.”
Senate Democrats have already said the bill has no chance of passage in the Senate.
In a statement Wednesday, the White House said the bill “would result in millions of Americans losing access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is one of our nation’s strongest defenses against hunger and poverty.”
“These cuts would affect a broad array of Americans who are struggling to make ends meet, including working families with children, senior citizens, veterans, and adults who are still looking for work,” the White House said. “Slashing SNAP also weakens our nation’s farm and rural economies.”
Republicans Shelly Moore Capito of West Virginia; Mike Fitzpatrick and Pat Meehan of Pennsylvania; Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska; Chris Gibson, Michael Grimm, Richard Hannaand Peter King of New York; Walter Jones of North Carolina; Frank LoBiondo and Chris Smith of New Jersey; Gary Miller and David Valadao of California; Frank Wolf of Virginia; and Don Young of Alaska voted against the bill.
Welcome to the human race.
The remaining scumbags pretending to be responsible elected officials have the consummate gall to claim they’re doing anything more than acting out over their hatred of poor people and the working poor. Just one more quality they can add to their hatred of women, schoolkids and folks in general who work for a living.