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Senate passes huge farm bill, House vote looms

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posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 02:25 AM
article from The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Senate passes huge farm bill, House vote looms

The Senate passed their version of the Farm Bill today.

The vote was 64-35 in favor.

(I wonder if Nancy Pelosi in the House will comment. She has been shouting her head off all week about Republicans being uncooperative and acting against everybody)

The Senate bill cuts $23 billion in spending over 5 years, including cuts to food stamps of $4.5 billion over 10 years.(spending cuts are a rare accomplishment for Democrats)

Now the bill goes to the House where some resistance will be encountered.

The current appropriations expire September 30th.

Republicans in the House have proposals to cut $36 billion from food stamps over a 10 year period.

That should be easy if the economy can increase jobs....right?

Nancy Pelosi will be commenting soon I am certain

She is after all, the House Minority Leader.

pretty informative story

WASHINGTON — The US Senate approved on Thursday a five-year, $500 billion farm bill that’s being described as the most significant agriculture reform in a generation, but it faces an uncertain fate in the House of Representatives.

The bill, which sets funding for agriculture and nutrition programs over the next five years, is estimated to save taxpayers $23 billion compared to current spending, through elimination of some subsidies, ending payments made to farmers regardless of whether they plant a crop, and changes to the food stamp program.

In a rare display of bipartisan unity in an election year, the bill sailed through the Senate 64-35 after a two-day marathon of deliberations over hundreds of proposed amendments.....


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