Farm Bill Fails in the House
The House has rejected the half-trillion-dollar farm bill that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let states impose broad new work requirements on those who receive them. Many Republicans say the cuts are not enough. The food stamp program has doubled in cost over the last five years to almost $80 billion a year and now helps to feed 1 in 7 Americans. Most democrats plus 60 republicans voted against the five-year bill. Many feel this was the last chance to see a farm bill this year.