As expected, Congress today passed a farm bill that will further reduce stamp benefits by $8 billion over the next decade. It’s the first farm bill passed since 2008.
The 68-32 Senate vote registered dissent on both sides of the aisle. Some Democrats opposed any cuts to food stamps at all while, according to The Hill, some Republicans wanted more safeguards to prevent most of the subsidies from flowing to wealthy farmers.
Obama is expected to sign the bill into law.