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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.

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