Daniel Webster Votes With House to Cut Food Assistance
Florida’s U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster (8th District), joined his colleagues in the House Thursday and voted to cut food stamps, federal workers’ benefits and other domestic programs to avoid scheduled reductions in defense spending.
The measure, H.R. 5652, which passed in a 218-199 vote, will cut about $310 billion in spending to replace automatic defense-spending reductions that lawmakers in both parties agree shouldn’t be allowed to take effect in January.
Democrats lined up against the measure, saying it places too heavy a burden on the vulnerable. The proposal next goes to the Democratic-controlled Senate, where it is expected to die.