House Rejects Farm Bill

| June 21, 2013
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The House rejected an extensive farm bill yesterday Friday with a vote of 195-234. The roughly half-trillion dollar Republican measure was meant to fund agriculture programs for five years, including crop subsidies, and also made deep cuts in the food stamp program, SNAP.  The GOP measure failed with more than 55 Republicans joining most Democrats in voting no. The cost of the bill caused many conservatives to vote no.  Cuts meant for food stamps was rejected by many Democrats. The Senate recently passed its own version of an agriculture bill with a sizeable bipartisan majority vote. 

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