Democrats May Cut Food Stamp Funds To Pay For Michelle Obama's Anti-Obesity Initiative

08/16/2010 11:49 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Russell Berman The Hill

Democrats who reluctantly slashed a food stamp program to fund a state aid bill may have to do so again to pay for a top priority of first lady Michelle Obama.

The House will soon consider an $8 billion child nutrition bill that's at the center of the first lady's "Let's Move" initiative. Before leaving for the summer recess, the Senate passed a smaller version of the legislation that is paid for by trimming the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps.

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