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Fingers were pointed across the aisle after -- sweeping farm bill failed to pass in the house the issue food stamps.
The five -- half billion dollar farm bill included 3% of cuts over ten years to -- eighty billion dollar a year food stamps program known as snap.
It would also allow states to impose work requirement on people using them.
Republicans in the house opposed the bill saying to propose legislation spent too much money on food and nutrition programs.
They also wanted to add a new work requirement for those applying for assistance Democrats opposed both the cuts to the program and the added work requirements.
The senate had overwhelmingly passed its own version of the bill last week which reduced food stamps funding.
By a fraction of what the house proposed.
Congressman Mike Burgess a Texas Republican says because both chambers can't reach agreement on the packaged it might be time to separate the farming from the food stamps.
You know farm policy and food stamp policy ought to be separated it shouldn't be and we and one grand package and I don't like that at all.
But the fact of the matter is that's what we had maybe now we can get on about the business of doing foreign policy is foreign policy.
Food stamp policy is food stamp policy and and what's become -- divide the two.
Democratic congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland are you -- GOP had politicized the deal.
Saying you took a bipartisan bill and turned it into a partisan bill it's unfortunate for farmers for consumers and our country and quotes.
Fox News contributor Monica Crowley agrees that the bipartisan opposition is keeping farmers in the -- 1950s.
Democrats wanted to keep their their food stamp program out where it is at this huge level 48 million people.
Applicants are just is at fault from wanting to continue the Soviet style socialist subsidies to things like milk.
Democrats fired back with senate majority leader Harry Reid saying a statement quote rural communities and families relying on nutrition assistance should not be held hostage to Republican incompetence and quote.
The failure of the bill could also signal a shift in the way congress now -- agricultural issues on the hill.
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