WASHINGTON — The “Farm Bill”, where there was a bill that had both an agricultural subsidy focus and food stamp component.
Reuters reports that the House Republicans rushed through an improvised yet long version of the farm bill, which originally was composed of food stamps and farm subsidies.
The House Republicans split the bill into food stamps and farm subsidies. They called President Barack Obama’s bluff that he would veto their farm subsidy bill, without food stamps.
Democrats were livid over the omission of food stamps, but the Republicans did not back down. The 608-page bill passed 216-208 on most a party line vote. No amendments were allowed and it took almost two hours to debate on the House floor.
The food stamp bill will be discussed and as Democrats hope, will be brought to a vote and passed at a later date.