WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The House has forwarded a massive welfare reform plan to the Senate that would freeze spending for the federal food stamp program but preserve federal jurisdiction over it. The sweeping reform package would cap funding for the food stamp program at a 2% annual increase based on an increase in the calculation for the basic costs of food. The cap is intended to reap $16 billion in savings over the next five years. However, this reduction in federal support could also cut ...

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