The House Agricultural Committee finds itself between a rock and a hard place. On one side, Republicans clamor for cuts to a program that doubled in costs over the past four years. On the other, Democrats contend cuts to the annual $80 billion food stamp program will result in people going hungry.
The panel is still considering dozens of amendments that affect the sugar and dairy industries.
Taxpayers for Common Sense Vice President Steve Ellis discussed the issue with Capital Insider.