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House Passes $956 Billion Farm Bill On Bipartisan Vote

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The House of Representatives, on a bipartisan 251-166 vote, passed a sweeping $956 billion farm bill Wednesday.

While a majority of Republicans backed the bill, 63 GOP lawmakers joined 103 Democrats in voting against it, The Hill reported.

Democrats complained about cuts to federal food stamps while Republicans lashed out over the bill’s cost and how their party’s leadership pushed it through the chamber.

The bill heads for the Senate, where it is expected to pass and President Barack Obama is expected to sign it.

The majority of the bill’s spending — $756 billion — is for the Federal food stamp program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and much of the Democratic opposition is because of the $8 billion cut to it.

The original House proposal would have hacked $39 billion from food stamps, while the Senate-passed bill included a $4 billion cut to the program.

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