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Rep. Meehan on Kenya, SNAP and gov't shutdown

Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., joins MSNBC’s Alex Witt where he responds to the terror attacks in Kenya and what they mean for the U.S. He also comments on the...

District’s poor kids kept GOP rep from voting against food stamps

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By Emily DeCiccio

Republican Congressman Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania was one of just 15 Republicans to vote against cutting $40 billion in food stamps last week.

“I think that it would have fallen disproportionately on some of the elderly, and particularly women with single children at this point in time,” Meehan said.

Meehan said that he believed a government shutdown, which would delay paychecks for military personnel, among other government employees, would be avoided.

“I do think somewhere there’s going to be some discussions about the Affordable Care Act because, let’s face it, it’s already being implemented in a way in which it’s kind of dissimilar in the way certain people are being treated,” Meehan said.

District's poor kids kept GOP rep from voting against food stamps

Updated