The U-S House Thursday afternoon narrowly passed a Farm Bill that
makes no changes to the federal food stamp program, avoiding a fight
on that hot-button issue.
MNN reports Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson, lead Democrat
on the Agriculture Committee, urged his colleagues to vote “no.”
Peterson says splitting the Farm Bill “jeopardizes the chances of it
ever becoming law” and predicted Congress will never consider another
The U-S Senate overwhelmingly passed its version of the
legislation last month which has a much smaller cut to food stamps
than House leaders originally proposed.
Analysts predict the Senate will be reluctant to go along with
the split bill the House has passed.