Funding for food stamps to run out in 2 weeks if lawmakers can't agree


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Funding runs out for food stamps in less than two weeks and lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate still can't agree what to do about it.

On Thursday, the House narrowly passed a measure to cut $4 billion from the food stamp program.

A competing Senate-passed farm bill would make around 1/10 of those cuts, or about $400 million dollars.

That bill would also expand some farm subsidies, while eliminating others.

In North Carolina, people in several counties are not getting their food stamps because of glitches with the state's new system.

Just this week, Cabarrus County announced it is hiring new workers to help with the backlog.

Last week, the state's social services director told Channel 9 the glitches are resolved, but the counties are still catching up.