Watch: Rep. Jim McGovern Calls GOP Food Stamp Bill “Heartless”


Earlier today the House of Representatives approved a bill 217-210 that would cut funding for food stamps by nearly $40 billion over ten years. No Democrats voted for it and only 15 Republicans voted against it. If the measure were to become law, the Congressional Budget Office estimates, nearly 4 million Americans would lose their benefits in 2014. Massachusetts Democrat Jim McGovern voiced concern prior to the vote, calling out Republicans not only for the “heartless” bill itself, but the lack of hearings prior to the vote. Watch:

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