GOP House nears vote to strip food stamps from farm bill

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Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON — House Republicans appeared Tuesday to be moving forward on stripping food stamps out of the farm bill in order to garner enough votes for crop insurance, subsidies and other agriculture-focused provisions in the legislation.

It’s an approach favored by Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., although he previously indicated that he thought it was unlikely GOP leaders would pursue it. And some say that even if the House separates food stamps from the agricultural provisions in the bill, the Senate will reject that approach.

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