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Request delay in one of the provisions of the recently passed farm bill

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Democrats request delay of SNAP cuts

 

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and other congressional Democrats plan to ask for a delay in a new law that will cut $8 billion in food stamps. (Mandel Ngan, AFP/Getty)

by Dan Friedman, New York Daily News  |   February 17,2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and 71 other congressional Democrats are asking the agriculture secretary to delay a new law cutting food stamps for hundreds of thousands of Americans.

“Our states need time to adjust their policies to accommodate this drastic cut and roll out the changes seamlessly,” the lawmakers say in a letter they plan to send Tuesday to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Gillibrand lined up the lawmakers to sign off on the letter, which asks Vilsack to delay until next fall a provision in the massive farm bill Congress passed this month that cuts $8 billion in food stamp aid. 

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