The farm bill passes the House, no thanks to Kansas legislators
The farm bill was passed by the House and sent to the Senate. The compromise farm bill totals almost $100 billion a year, and contains a small cut in food stamps and preserves most crop subsidies according to a recent article in the Washington Post.
The measure was approved, 251-166, with solid back from the Republican leadership team.
House Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., who has been working on the bill since 2011, called the compromise a “miracle” after years of setbacks.
Ironically, Kansas is known as the “Wheat Capital of the World,” yet all representatives, including Tim Huelskamp, voted against the measure.
For a look at how the rest of the representatives voted, here is a complete list from govtrack.us.