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Senate Votes on Farm Bill, Conflict with House Looming on SNAP

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Senate Votes on Farm Bill, Conflict with House Looming on SNAP

July 2, 2018

According to Politico:

“The Senate on Thursday easily passed its farm bill by a vote of 86-11, clearing the way for a conference committee to reconcile differences with the House's version of the sweeping agriculture and nutrition legislation.

The Senate's bipartisan support of the $867 billion bill, coming a week after the House passed its partisan measure by a margin of just two votes, gives Congress some leeway in its effort to deliver legislation to President Donald Trump to sign before the current farm bill expires on Sept. 30. 

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Key differences between the House and Senate bills, primarily in regard to the food stamp program, farm subsidy caps and conservation initiatives, set up potentially contentious negotiations between the lawmakers who will be tasked with melding the two versions into one.”

ANCOR is following news on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP, also referred to as food stamps) because of its importance to people with disabilities and the DSP workforce.