House Rejects Farm Bill

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House Rejects Farm Bill

WASHINGTON— The House yesterday rejected a farm bill by a vote of 195-234. The measure, HR 1947, would authorize agriculture programs through fiscal 2018 and cut the nation’s largest food nutrition program by $2 billion a year over next 10 years. The current farm policy law expires Sept. 30.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the proposal would have saved about $15 billion more compared to current law than the Senate passed version, S 954, which cleared the Senate last week. The Senate version of the farm bill would reduce funding to the SNAP by $4 billion.



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