House passes bill cutting $8 billion from ‘food stamps’ program…(Riots Coming!!)
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The US House approved a five-year, nearly $1 trillion farm bill Wednesday reforming the federal government’s crop subsidy system but cutting food stamps to pare the deficit.
The mammoth bill, which has been some three years in the making and endured more than one collapse in negotiations in 2013, enjoyed bipartisan support in passing 251-166.
It now heads to the Senate where it could be voted on as early as Friday. It is expected to pass.
The White House said Wednesday that President Barack Obama would sign the 959-page bill should it reach his desk.
“Overall, this legislation is a positive step forward that invests in rural development, bio-based energy, conservation, and agricultural research and that will provide certainty and stability for families in need, for farming communities, and for our commodity markets,” senior House Democrat Steny Hoyer said.