Excellence in Voting                    December 17, 2018




The Senate passed a five-year farm bill renewing agricultural subsidies and food aid for low-income families after weeks of negotiations over work requirements for food stamp recipients and a last-minute snag over forestry provisions.

The $867 billion measure, which also would extend federal crop insurance, was approved on a vote of 87-13 after lawmakers negotiating the final package scrapped a provision that would have toughened work requirements for older food stamp recipients and those with older children. The provision had been included in the House version of the measure with support from President Donald Trump.



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Senate passes farm bill after food stamp, forestry snags settled
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