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House votes to cut food stamps

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WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Sept. 19 passed a nutrition bill that satisfies conservative demands to cut $39 billion from the food stamp program over 10 years, but it still does not create a clear path toward a conference with the Senate on the farm bill.

Traditionally, the farm bill has included farm and nutrition programs, but the House rejected that bill this year and in July passed a farm-program-only farm bill.

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