U.S. farm bill overcomes challenges in committee
Oklahoma Rep. Frank Lucas’ sweeping five-year farm bill survives challenges to food stamp cuts and other programs in a day of debate before the House Agriculture Committee
WASHINGTON — The House Agriculture Committee, aiming to clear a five-year farm bill that would reshape farm subsidies and reduce spending on food stamps, easily beat back challenges Wednesday from Democrats and Republicans.
The most contentious debate came on an amendment by some Democrats on the panel to block $16.5 billion in cuts to the food stamp program. The committee, led by Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, also...
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