MORNING NEWS: Gillibrand Pushes for Increased Funding for Food Stamp Program

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NEW YORK – New York’s junior U.S. Senator is calling for an increase in federal funding for food stamp – or “SNAP” – programs across the country.

With the U.S. Senate set to debate the 2013 Farm Bill this week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D – New York) – a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee – is leading a coalition of one-third of her Senate colleagues pushing the Committee to fully fund the nation’s food stamp program and restore cuts that have already been proposed by other lawmakers.

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Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.
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