Nebraska's Fortenberry splits with House GOP colleagues, votes against food stamp cuts
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks on the House floor Thursday in Washington. House Republican leaders scrambled Thursday to line up support before the late-afternoon vote on cutting nearly $4 billion a year from food stamps.
Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeff Fortenberry broke ranks Thursday with most of his fellow House Republicans to vote against legislation that would cut food stamps by about $40 billion over 10 years.
That amounts to a 5 percent reduction in the nation's main food program, which is used by more than 1 in 7 Americans.
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Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:00 am.