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House Votes Down $940B Farm Bill, $15B Smaller than Passed Senate Legislation

US-POLITICS-OBAMA-CONGRESSThe U.S. House of Representatives voted down a farm bill on Thursday as both Republicans and Democrats had issues with the piece of food policy legislation, according to Washington Post article.

Brad Plumer writes that conservative Republicans thought the bill didn’t cut enough and the Democrats did not agree with the cuts to food stamps.

The bill proposed $744 billion in food stamp spending, a $20.5 billion cut to the program over ten years while the Senate version of the bill cut only $3.9 billion over a ten year period.

There is also less money in the House bill for conservation.

If the House approves the bill on Thursday, the two bills will have to find a middle ground.

 

 

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