Farm Bill Killed by Bipartisan Opposition in the House

The Takeaway

Yesterday, in a bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives rejected all $940 billion worth of the farm bill.  
Democrats opposed the bill because it cut food stamps for low-income families by $20.5 billion over a decade. On the other hand, Republicans were upset that the bill didn’t cut enough. The result was 195 yeas and 234 nays.
Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) defended the cuts to food stamps, saying, “we simply closed the loopholes that allowed states to sign people up for programs without proper qualifications.”
The Takeaway’s Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich reports on the surprising defeat from Washington D.C.

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