House passes bill that would slash $40 billion in food stamps; not expected to pass Senate

House passes bill that would slash $40 billion in food stamps; not expected to pass Senate

House Republicans have passed a bill to drop nearly four-million people from food stamp rolls next year.
House Republicans have passed a bill to drop nearly four-million people from food stamp rolls next year.

The bill calls for cutting $40-billion from food stamps over the next decade.

The legislation would cut benefits for "able-bodied adults" who aren't caring for children to only three months of food stamps during any three-year period unless they also work part-time or are in a job-training program.

Nearly 15 percent of the population or more than 47-million people receive food stamps, according to September federal data.

President Obama has said he would veto the bill but most likely won't have to.

The Democratic-controlled Senate is not expected to pass the bill.
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