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House Rejects Sweeping Farm Bill

 
House Rejects Sweeping Farm Bill
Posted June 20th, 2013 @ 2:06pm

(Washington, DC)  --  In a surprise move, the House is rejecting a sweeping farm bill.  The vote was 195-234.  The roughly half-trillion dollar Republican measure aimed to fund agriculture programs for five years, including crop subsidies.  It also made deep cuts in food stamps.  The GOP measure failed with more than 55 Republicans joining most Democrats in voting no.  Many conservatives voted no due to the cost of the bill.  Many Dems objected to the deep cuts in food stamps.  The Senate recently passed its own version of an agriculture bill with a sizable bipartisan majority vote.  

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