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House Kills Farm Bill on Spending Differences

House Kills Farm Bill on Spending Differences

 

The House defeated the farm bill on Thursday by a margin of 234 to 195.  Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith voted for the legislation.  However, he says the bill failed due to difference over spending cuts, including the proposed $20.5 billion in SNAP cuts.

He says the House will have to regroup, but he’s optimistic they can pass a bill before the current legislation expires on September 30.

Smith says defeat of the bill came as a surprise because leadership thought there were enough votes for passage.   He says the vote proved this is a food bill, not a farm bill.

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