Republicans controlling the House are eying big cuts to food stamps and would make it more difficult for illegal immigrants to claim child tax credits as they piece together legislation to cut $261 billion in the coming decade.

It’s the first step in a GOP exercise aimed at cutting domestic programs to forestall big Pentagon budget cuts next year.

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