The Republican-controlled U.S. House passed a bill Thursday that cuts nearly $40 billion dollars over 10 years from a nutrition program. Two New York Congressmen from the Hudson Valley voted against the cuts.
Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney voted against The Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act that slashes $39 billion from the national food stamp program known as SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Republican Congressman Chris Gibson also voted against the bill. The SNAP measure was broken away from the farm bill in the House over the summer. Democratic U.S. Senator from New York Kirsten Gillibrand said she will urge her Senate colleagues to fight these cuts in conference.