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Farm Bill Clears House After Removal of Trump-Backed Work Rules

Dec. 12, 2018, 11:49 PM

The House cleared farm legislation that renews agricultural subsidies and food aid for low-income families without a controversial provision backed by conservatives and President Donald Trump that would have toughened work requirements for those seeking to qualify for food stamps.

The bill passed by a tally of 369 to 47 on Dec. 12, a day after the Senate passed it on a vote of 87-13. The measure now goes to Trump, who has indicated he supports it.

The five-year, $867 billion legislation, which also would extend federal crop insurance, scrapped an earlier House provision that would have added work ...

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