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House passes final farm bill

DANIEL LOOKER 01/29/2014 @ 10:19am Business Editor

In the end, the tally wasn't even close, with a bipartisan majority of 251 voting for the Agricultural Act of 2014, and 166 voting against the bill. The Senate is expected to pass the bill late this week or early the next week, and President Barack Obama is expected to sign it.

A majority of Republicans voted for the bill. A majority of Democrats opposed it, although the party was almost split. Some of the Democratic opponents of the bill's cuts to nutrition programs ended up voting for the bill.

“This has been a long and seemingly epic journey that the House Agriculture Committee has been upon," House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas said before the vote. The process took four years, he said, if you count hearings started by Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN), when he chaired the committee.


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