47 million Americans are enrolled in SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or "food stamps." Thursday, the GOP-led House passed a bill to cut spending for food stamps by $39 billion over 10 years.
The defeat of the 2013 Farm Bill in the House back in June came as a wakeup call to some as cuts to SNAP became a major hurdle to progress in getting Congress to bolster farm and food programs.
In July, the House approved a measure dropping nutrition programs from the farm bill. No Democrats voted in favor of the revised House bill.