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Podcast: GOP Farm Bill Targets Food Stamps, Heads for House Vote
CQ Budget, Episode 57

House Agriculture Chairman K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, at podium, aims to have a House vote on the GOP-written farm bill in early May . Flanking him, from left, Reps. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., James R. Comer, R-Ky., Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., Roger Marshall, R-Kan., Ralph Abraham, R-La., Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, and Rick W. Allen, R-Ga.  (Ellyn Ferguson/CQ Roll Call)

GOP Wants to Cut $23 Billion From Food Stamps
Spending bill offers hint at Republican Party's poverty agenda

House Speaker Paul Ryan's goal of uniting the fractious Republican Party has been stymied by months of dissent over the 2017 budget. (Douglas Graham/Roll Call file photo)

Republican leaders have proposed more than $23 billion in food stamp cuts in a budget plan that could be brought to the House floor in the next two weeks, several sources say.  

The as-yet unreleased legislation is meant to corral the votes needed to pass a 2017 budget resolution and suggests a possible approach to poverty in a much anticipated conservative agenda that party leaders plan to roll out this summer.