Nebraska's Fortenberry splits with House GOP colleagues, votes against food stamp cuts

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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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