Farm bill advances in House

DISGRACEFUL! We will remember in 2014. “A Democratic amendment to restore $20.5 billion in food stamp cuts was easily defeated 234-188”

Deuteronomy 15:7

“If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.”

By DAVID ROGERS | 6/19/13 3:13 PM EDT Updated: 6/20/13 10:02 AM EDT

A new five-year farm bill advanced steadily in the House on Wednesday, combining political muscle and backroom persuasion to try to clear the path of divisive fights that threaten the coalition needed to get to conference with the Senate.

A Democratic amendment to restore $20.5 billion in food stamp cuts was easily defeated 234-188, and the leadership had no trouble winning an earlier procedural vote that had been once feared as a prime opportunity for opponents to bring down the entire bill.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/farm-bill-93056.html#ixzz2Wn9vycpS

2013-06-20T20:57:06+00:00

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