House Passes Farm Bill Without Food Stamps for 1st Time in 40 Years

HeadlineJul 12, 2013

House lawmakers have passed a version of the farm bill that expands government subsidies to agribusiness but, for the first time in 40 years, does not include funding for the food stamp program. Republicans say they will seek a separate bill on food stamps, continuing a battle between Democrats and right-wing lawmakers who are seeking deep cuts to the program.

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