House Votes to Slash Food Stamps

The House voted 217-210 for a bill that aims to cut food stamps by $40 billion over the next decade. Not a single Democrat voted for the measure. “This bill makes getting Americans back to work a priority again for our nation’s welfare programs,” House Speaker John Boehner said. “It’s a sad day in the people’s House when the leadership brings to the floor one of the most heartless bills I have ever seen,” said Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass). The bill, which also allows drug testing of food-stamp recipients, is expected to stall in the Senate.