Bill On The Way for President Obama to Sign!
WASHINGTON – Congress has given
its final approval to a sweeping five-year farm bill that provides food for the
needy and subsidies for farmers.
Ending years of political battles, the
Senate vote Tuesday sends the measure to President Obama, who is expected to
The bill provides a financial cushion
for farmers who face unpredictable weather and market conditions. But the bulk
of its nearly $100 billion-a-year cost is for the food stamp program, which
aids 1 in 7 Americans.
House Republicans had hoped to trim the
bill's costs, but conservatives were eventually outnumbered as the Democratic
Senate, the White House and a bipartisan coalition of farm-state lawmakers
The legislation cuts the food
stamp program about 1 percent; the House had pushed for five times that amount.
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