House republicans say the measure is aimed at cutting $40-billion from the program over the next decade. The legislation would cut benefits for "able-bodied adults" who aren't caring for children.
They'd get only three months assistance during any three year period unless they work part-time or are in a job-training program. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (D) criticized the bill.
15% of the U.S. population receives food stamps. That's more than 47-million people.
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