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U.S. House approves scaled-down farm bill


The United States House has approved a scaled-down farm bill after the larger version was defeated last month.

Republican leaders dropped a contested section of the bill dealing with food stamps earlier this week so the legislation was left with only farm programs. The food stamp section would have cut the program by three percent.

Democrats, farm groups, and conservative groups opposed the bill, but the bill passed with a 216-208 vote after Majority Leader Eric Cantor convinced other GOP members it was the best chance for them to get the measure passed after its last defeat.

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