US House Defeats Farm Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has rejected a $500 million farm bill because of bipartisan opposition to cuts in food stamps.

The bill was defeated Thursday on a vote of 234 to 195, just a week after the Senate passed its own version of the bill.

House Democrats objected to the bill’s $2 billion cut in food stamps, which poor people use in supermarkets to help pay for groceries. They said millions of Americans would lose those benefits.

Republicans who voted against the bill said …

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