How a Cut to Food Stamps Disproportionately Affects Black America

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  • Drug Tests for Food Stamps?
  • A Divided House
  • A Divided Nation
  • What Do You Think Reduced SNAP Benefits Could Mean for African-Americans?
  • What the New Bill Means for Black America
  • Who Is in SNAP?
  • How Much Money Will the New Bill Cut From SNAP Benefits?
  • Will Eligibility Change?
  • What Percentage of the African-American Population Receives Food Stamps?
  • A Racial Breakdown of Food Stamp Recipients

A Divided House

While Republicans have been pushing for the bill, many Democrats have shunned the bill stating that millions will be plunged into poverty at the loss of SNAP benefits. “This bill makes getting Americans back to work a priority again for our nation’s welfare programs,” House Speaker John A. Boehner said.

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