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Welch says Ryan plan would cut foodstamps by 20 percent



posted at 2:28 pm Wed Apr 27th, 2011 by (WherezIt_Staff)

The federal budget cuts that have the backing of Tea Party activists in Congress would cut the foodstamps program by 20 percent over the next 10 years.

The $127 billion in reductions over the next decade proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the chair of the House Appropriations Committee, would be subject to negotiations and approval by the Senate and President Barack Obama.

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., met with officials from the Vermont Foodbank, the state Department of Children and Families, and Hunger Free Vermont, to find out how the federal budget cuts could impact Vermonters.

Read the whole story at http://vtdigger.org/2011/04/27/welch-feds-could-cut-20-percent-from-foodstamps/

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