House Members Eat at Food-Stamp Level for a Week Several members of Congress have pledged to eat for a week on just $21 — the same amount an average food-stamp recipient receives. Four House members who took up the challenge hope to draw attention to what they say is a need to boost the budget for the federal food stamp program.
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House Members Eat at Food-Stamp Level for a Week

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House Members Eat at Food-Stamp Level for a Week

House Members Eat at Food-Stamp Level for a Week

House Members Eat at Food-Stamp Level for a Week

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Several members of Congress have pledged to eat for a week on just $21 — the same amount an average food stamp recipient receives.

Four House members who took up the challenge are hoping to draw attention to what they say is a need to boost the budget for the federal food stamp program.

As Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) tells NPR's Andrea Seabrook, she is co-sponsoring a bill to add to the food-stamp budget.

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