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UPDATED, with local votes House approves $39 billion, 10-year food stamp reduction bill

Updated: 2013-09-19T22:53:36Z

By DAVE HELLING

On Thursday the House approved a bill cutting food stamps by more than $39 billion over the next ten years.

The vote was 217 to 210.

UPDATED: Graves, Yoder, Jenkins, Pomepo, Huelskamp, Hartzler vote yes

Cleaver votes no

EARLIER:

The House has started debate on cutting $40 billion from the food stamp program over the next ten years.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver urged rejection of the bill. “Everybody deserves equal access to food,” he said.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas urged adoption of the bill (he got the number wrong.)

“The folks in Kansas recognize that if you want to help people get back to work you shouldn’t pay them not to work,” he said.

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