Bustos Pushing For Passage Of Five Year Farm Bill

bustos head shotWestern Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos continues to call for passage of a five-year Farm Bill. She spoke on the House Floor this week.
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The House began debate on a five-year Farm Bill Tuesday with a possible vote on the bill expected later this week. The Senate has passed its version of the Farm Bill with a three-billion dollar cut in the food stamp program known as SNAP. The food stamp issue derailed chances of passing a Farm Bill last year and resulted in lawmakers scrambling to extend farm support programs to avoid them reverting back to 1949 levels.