Hudson Valley News
2:40 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Two NY Congressmen Will Vote The Same On Nutrition Bill

Credit Billy Brown, flickr

U.S. House members are expected to vote later this afternoon on a bill that would cut billions of dollars in nutrition programs over 10 years.  Two New York congressmen from the Hudson Valley will vote the same way.

The Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act cuts some $40 billion from the national food stamp program, known as SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It’s a Republican sponsored bill that was broken away from the Farm Bill over the summer. Here’s GOP Congressman Chris Gibson.

“I’ll be voting no on the SNAP measure," says Gibson.

He says some reforms are needed. However:

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney will also cast a no vote. Maloney previously opposed splitting up the Farm Bill.