Farm Funding Bill: Passed In Senate, Defeated By House (VIDEO)

By Melissa Long
By Michael Klopfenstein

June 20, 2013 Updated Jun 20, 2013 at 5:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (www.incnow.tv) - The house voted 234 to 195 against the $940 billion dollar bill which sets funding for farm subsidies and other assets as well as food stamps.

The measure would have cut $2 billion annually from the food stamp program, and allowed states to impose broad new work requirements to qualify for the program.

Third district Indiana congressman Marlin Stutzman, who voted against the bill, issued the following statement: “While it might have been called a 'Farm Bill’, the American people understand that it was anything but. This trillion dollar spending bill is too big and would have passed welfare policy on the backs of farmers.”

Congressman Todd Rokita of Indiana voted in favor as did congressman Latta of northwest Ohio

Indiana U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly weighed in on the issue saying, "I am disappointed that the house did not pass a version of a five-year farm bill so we could go to a conference committee, work through our differences, and get a bill signed into law.

The senate passed a bipartisan, five-year farm bill that would reduce the deficit and give Hoosier farmers and rural communities the certainty they deserve.” Donnelly said. “It is time for the house to do the same.”

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