Thu June 20, 2013
Farm Bill Meets Surprise Defeat In U.S. House
Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 4:42 pm
The U.S. House defeated its version of the farm bill this afternoon. The bill would have cut the food stamps program and transformed subsidies for farmers from direct payments to crop insurance premium support. But Republicans lost 60 of their own members who voted no, along with most Democrats.