US House rejects Farm Bill, 235-194

June 21, 2013 |

In Washington, the US House of Representatives rejected the House’s version of the Farm Bill, 235-194, with 62 Republicans opposing the bill and only 24 Democrats voting in favor. The cost of food stamps and nutrition programs is the cause of most of the trouble — and House Republican leaders said that they could bring a revised bill forward as soon as next week. As many as 40 Democrats had been expected to vote for the bill, before intense lobbying by Democratic leadership and the White House, who were concerned over cuts to the nutrition programs.

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