Stutzman Speaks On Separation Of Food Stamps From Farm Bill

By Chris Darby
By Rachel Martin

July 14, 2013 Updated Jul 15, 2013 at 10:06 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – Words of excitement are coming from U.S. Representative Marlin Stutzman after a big Farm Bill vote in congress this week.

For the first time in 40 years, a farm policy was passed, apart from a Food Stamp bill, both have been combined in one bill for that length of time.

Stutzman (R – 3rd District) says separating the two was an important move.

"This is a big deal. I hear from a lot of people that they don't like how bills are pushed together and passed by congress. This is a great precedent for congress,” Stutzman said.

The vote, which happened Thursday, narrowly passed, with no Democrats supporting it.

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