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First Word: House has passed farm bill without food stamps

Avoiding a major fight on food stamps, House Republicans on Thursday passed a scaled-down version of a massive farm bill after failing to pass one last month.
House Speaker John Boehner during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, July 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. Speaker Boehner talked about issues before Congress including Immigration and the upcoming Farm Bill vote.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
House Speaker John Boehner during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, July 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. Speaker Boehner talked about issues before...

Avoiding a major fight on food stamps, House Republicans on Thursday passed a scaled-down version of a massive farm bill after failing to pass one last month. The modified version of the bill strips out funding authorization for food stamps and nutrition programs. The vote was 216-208, with all Democrats voting against it. Twelve Republicans also voted against the bill.

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