Republicans in the U.S House of Representatives made a bold and risky move this week to divide food stamp funding/nutrition from farm programs in a new farm bill, H.R. 2642.  Today, representatives argued, in a very passionate debate at times, the merits of splitting the farm bill in two.  After hours of extended debate, the House passed a split farm bill 216-208 with 10+ members not present/voting.

Dennis Nuxoll

By a thin margin today the House version of the five-year farm bill authorization failed 195-234 with 218 votes necessary for passage.  One of the deciding elements in the debate of this bill centered around the level and severity of the cuts to the nutrition programs with both parties critical of the proposal that was presented in the bill: 

Dennis Nuxoll


Farm Bill

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