House Farm Bill Causes Political Conflict


WASHINGTON D.C. — The House Farm Bill is expected to be voted upon this week but not without conflict.

“This bill is so important to rural America, it’s so important for every American who eats,” Vicky Hartzler, U.S. Congresswoman, R-Missouri, said.

Many Republicans such as Hartzler are excited for the change saying it provides a safety net for farmers.

But proposed cuts to snap benefits also known as food stamps are causing a divide in Congress.

The bill requires food stamp recipients between 18 and 59 years old that are physically able to work at least 20 a week. 

Democrats are saying this could make millions of Americans go hungry.

But Hartzler and those behind her say it will make a change for the better.

“It’s revolutionary that it’s going to help train individuals who are currently on public assistance and help them get into the workforce and help fill over 6 million jobs that are available so it’s a win-win all the way around,” Hartzler said.

The House is set to vote tomorrow. 

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