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Clinton Returns Some Food Stamp Benefits

June 24, 1998|From Times Wire Reports

While endorsing further price supports for struggling farmers, President Clinton signed legislation restoring food stamp eligibility for a quarter-million immigrants. Clinton enacted a $1.9-billion agriculture package that boosts--to $600 million over five years--spending on agriculture research and partially reverses food stamp provisions in the welfare overhaul he signed in 1996.

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