The new farm bill compromise excludes tighter work requirement for food-stamp recipients…
The Senate vote for the bill was 87-13. The measure does not make any significant changes despite pressure from President Donald Trump. The legislation is now headed to the President who is expected to sign it.
In other words: More handouts without fixing the problems with the ones we have already. Seems like the only way to get anything through Congress is to give people free stuff.
Senate, Rejecting Curbs on Food Stamps, Passes Compromise Farm Bill Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved an $867 billion bill that ditched
new work requirements for food stamps that had been embraced by the
House and president. https://t.co/OLHFP9ymyq
— Scott Daniels (@ScottDaniels814) December 12, 2018
In a sign that bipartisan agreement remains possible in Washington as Congress barrels towards a possible government shutdown over border wall funding, the House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a new bipartisan farm bill — a massive legislative package that reauthorizes agriculture programs and food aid — by a comfortable 369-47 margin.
But the bill lacks tighter work requirements for food stamp recipients, a Trump-backed provision of the previous House farm bill that became a major sticking point during negotiations. Republicans had pushed to mandate job training for those receiving the federal benefits, but the Senate rejected the idea.
The farm bill measure is the result of months of negotiations by lawmakers. It does not make any significant changes to the food stamp program that serves nearly 40 million low-income Americans. The bill reauthorizes agriculture and conservation programs, funds trade programs, expands support for struggling dairy farmers and legalizes the cultivation of industrial hemp.
The legislation already passed the Senate on Tuesday and is now headed to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. The Senate vote for the bill was 87-13.
Prior to the Senate vote on Tuesday, GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said tackling the farm bill may ease spending negotiations as a possible government shutdown looms. McConnell brought the bill up for a quick vote, less than one day after the House and Senate reached an agreement on the final text.
“In the meantime, we’re going to start processing these various items that are listed, beginning with the farm bill later today,” McConnell told Fox News after Trump openly sparred with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in the Oval Office. “And so if that occurs, there won’t be any need to put any of those items into a government funding bill, so I can’t predict when an agreement will be reached on the government funding bill, so we’re just going to keep processing these issues as rapidly as we can.” More
God forbid that people who receive welfare work for their money like everyone else does! No wonder 42.2 million Americans are on welfare! Just sit back and collect and keep having babies in order to increase the amount received!